Education Secretary Announces Grants for Tribal and Charter Schools

Funding supports school choice and increased education options. 

Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced 40 new grants that total $24 million for the expansion of education options for Native American and Alaska Native students as well as a new $131 million grant to create and expand public charter schools across the nation.

Secretary DeVos said of the Accessing Choices in Educations (ACE) grants for Native American Students, “We developed the ACE grants to empower tribes to expand options for students, so they can then select the courses, services and on-the-job learning experiences that are the right fit for them. I am hopeful that by empowering tribes and the students they serve with more options for their education, we will see improved outcomes.” 

Regarding the funding of charter schools, “The coronavirus pandemic has made it clearer than ever before that students need the freedom to choose where, when and how they learn. All too many students, particularly the most vulnerable, have fallen further behind because the one-size-fits-all system couldn’t transition and adapt to meet their needs. A bright spot has been high-quality charter schools, many of which pivoted quickly and kept learning going. These grants will help to ensure these high-quality options are available to even more students in the future,” stated Secretary DeVos.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Education as they seek to provide better education for disadvantaged communities.
  • For educators, teachers, and administrators as they do their best to serve students during the pandemic.

Sources: Department of Education


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