Category: Education

Betsy DeVos Releases Statement on the Executive Order Signed by President Trump

Betsy DeVos Releases Statement on the Executive Order Signed by President Trump

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump today which will transform the federal hiring process to replace one-size-fits-all, degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring:

“I want to applaud President Trump for today’s Executive Order that recognizes the skills, knowledge, and experience students and workers gain both inside and outside the classroom. All too often, workers have been denied opportunities that match their skills because they lacked a traditional degree, and industries have missed out on capable employees because of arbitrary postsecondary degree requirements. It’s long past time to extend credit to workers for the talents they bring, even if those abilities aren’t learned while earning a traditional degree, and today’s Executive Order ensures the federal government does that going forward.

“I continue to challenge the business community to rethink education and to embrace potential employees who have gained their experience and skills outside of the typical classroom—including serving our country through military service. Learning is a lifelong journey, and there are many ways to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workforce. I thank President Trump for his leadership on this issue, which will benefit students, lifelong learners, and all American workers.”

MBDA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON (December 3, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is announcing grant awards of nearly $2 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In June 2018, MBDA invited HBCUs to propose projects that will achieve one or more of the following objectives: increase their ability to compete for and receive Federal research and development funds; establish partnerships with Federal laboratories and other technology resources; increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) entrepreneurship; and compete for Federal contracts.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities served as the catalyst to creating the black middle class in America and will continue to be the incubator for minority business talent, innovation, and leadership. These important schools generate billions in economic impact annually and are engines for job creation in their local economies across the United States,” said MBDA National Director Henry Childs II. “These grant awards will provide seed money for these institutions to pursue innovative projects and to build more revenue-generating infrastructures to better serve our nation’s future entrepreneurs and workforce.”

The HBCUs that received grant awards include:

Clark Atlanta University ($499,497) to develop a STEM entrepreneurship curriculum that increases student interest in the innovation economy at three Atlanta University Center Consortium campuses.

Howard University ($359,891) to design a technical support model for 11 HBCUs in the mid-Atlantic region to compete for Federal research and development funds and leverage partnerships with Federal laboratories.

South Carolina State University ($404,992) to launch regional training sessions for HBCUs to compete for Federal research and development funds.

Tougaloo College ($695,412) to establish a partnership among multiple HBCUs, private companies, federal labs, and research institutions to increase capacity for HBCUs to participate in federal research and contracting opportunities.

These programs are part of the 2018 MBDA Broad Agency Announcement, a new initiative this year. More than $13 million was awarded for 35 projects focused on Department of Commerce and MBDA priorities from resources that increase disaster preparedness and relief to programs that increase access to capital.






Upcoming Event: 2018 National Book Festival

Leading Historians, Novelists, Poets and Children’s Writers Among Authors to be Featured in 2018 National Book Festival

Lineup Includes Madeleine Albright, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Junot Diaz and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Dozens of best-selling authors, leading historians, American poets and children’s writers will be featured speakers at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

This year’s schedule includes a wide-ranging mix of authors and genres.

History and Biography

• Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will discuss her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” a history of fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes the world.

• Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak about her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” an examination of leadership based on four presidents she has studied most closely.

• Historian Jon Meacham will discuss his new book, “The Soul of America,” about critical times in our history when hope overcame fear and division.

• Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is back with a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

Poetry and Writing

• Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will join the festival for a conversation with former Poet Laureate Robert Hass about the making of poetry.

• Best-selling author Amy Tan will discuss her new memoir, “Where the Past Begins,” delving into memories of her traumatic childhood, the inspiration behind her fiction writings and the workings of her mind as a writer.

Children and Teens

• Children’s author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz will discuss his debut picture book, “Islandborn,” about a girl who can’t remember the island where she immigrated from – so she imagines it with help from family and friends.

• Matt de la Peña and Loren Long will discuss their new children’s book, “Love.”

• Leigh Bardugo will speak about her series, “Six of Crows,” a young adult best-seller.

• Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will discuss two new books she has been writing.


• Isabel Allende will discuss her novel “In the Midst of Winter.” The story is about an academic who rear-ends a car driven by an undocumented immigrant and an adventure that unfolds.

• Dave Eggers tells the true story of a young Yemeni American man’s quest to resurrect the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but is trapped by civil war in his new book, “The Monk of Mokha.”

• Jennifer Egan will discuss her historical novel “Manhattan Beach,” set in the docks of Brooklyn during World War II when a girl becomes the first female diver on the squad.

Additional authors—including the Main Stage lineup—and other details of the festival will be announced in the coming months. More information and updates will be available on the National Book Festival website at

The National Book Festival is made possible by the generous support of private- and public-sector sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy, led by National Book Festival Co-Chairman David M. Rubenstein. Charter sponsors include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Washington Post and Wells Fargo; Patron sponsors The James Madison Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; PBS is the Champion-level sponsor; Contributor-level sponsors National Geographic and Scholastic Inc.; and, in the Friends category, Booklovers Circle members, Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Inc., Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction administered by The University of Alabama School of Law, J.J. Medveckis Foundation, Timothy and Diane Naughton, Reading Is Fundamental and Small Press Expo (SPX). Those interested in supporting the National Book Festival can contact the Library at

Later this summer, the National Book Festival app will be updated with complete presenter, schedule and wayfinding information for iOS or Android smartphones. Follow the festival on Twitter @librarycongress with hashtag #NatBookFest.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at, and register creative works of authorship at

First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Abe visit with school children in Japan

Nov 06, First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Abe visit with school children in Japan | November 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Nov 07, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in an Embassy meet and greet in Seoul, Republic of Korea, followed by a courtesy call with National Assembly leaders. Then, the President will deliver remarks to the National Assembly. After the President’s remarks, President Trump and the First Lady will participate in a wreath laying ceremony, and then depart the Republic of Korea en route to Beijing, People’s Republic of China. After arriving at the Beijing Airport, the President and First Lady will participate in a welcome tea with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan, followed by a tour of the Forbidden City and viewing of an opera performance. Later, the President and First Lady will have dinner with President Xi and Madame Peng.

Vice President Pence will travel to the U.S. Capitol to participate in a series of meetings with lawmakers and take part in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch.

First Lady Melania Trump to Kick Off the “Week of Inclusion” at Michigan Middle School

First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, Michigan to kick off the “Week of Inclusion,” part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

During her visit, Mrs. Trump will spend time in the school’s Viking Huddle Class, a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social emotional learning. The First Lady and Mrs. DeVos will observe and participate in lessons about respecting others, kindness, and inclusion.

In addition to classroom participation, Mrs. Trump will visit with 7th and 8th grade students in the school’s cafeteria in an effort to bring awareness to “No One Eats Alone,” a concept that seeks to reverse the trends of social isolation by asking students to engage in simple acts of kindness – such as making sure that no one is eating alone and students are making an effort to eat with new classmates and peers.

“As part of my ongoing commitment to the overall well-being of children, I am looking forward to today’s visit,” stated First Lady Melania Trump. “By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit. We need to remember that they are always watching and listening. It is our responsibility to take the lead in teaching children the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership.”

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 2017


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As we celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we recognize the extraordinary contributions that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have made, and continue to make, to the general welfare and prosperity of our country. Established by visionary leaders, America’s HBCUs have long played an integral role in our Nation’s history, providing Black Americans opportunities to learn and achieve their dreams.

Many HBCUs were founded under the cold shadow of segregation and racial prejudice. Before the Civil War, most institutions of higher learning denied admittance to minority students. HBCUs formed to overcome such discrimination and prove to the Nation that all students deserve a high quality education, and that all Americans can rise to great heights if given the opportunity. For more than 150 years, HBCUs have produced some of our Nation’s leaders in business, government, academia, and the military, and they have helped create a thriving and important Black middle class. Today, they continue to provide a rigorous education to students, who are often from low income backgrounds, who seek to advance themselves and give back to their Nation. We can see the influences of HBCUs in every sector of our economy, from medicine and law, to sports and journalism.

Today, more than 100 HBCUs are thriving in 19 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, enrolling more than 300,000 students. This year, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week coincides with the 150th anniversary of nine HBCUs: Alabama State University, Barber-Scotia College, Fayetteville State University, Howard University, Johnson C. Smith University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, St. Augustine’s University, and Talladega College. It is a great honor for our Nation to join in celebrating the achievements of these nine institutions, as well as those of every HBCU across the country.

Investing in HBCUs strengthens America’s future, and my Administration will help ensure that HBCUs continue to be self-sustainable and viable institutions of higher education for generations to come. This week, we will also host the Annual White House Historically Black College and Universities Summit to provide a forum for HBCU presidents, faculty members, students, government partners, and other stakeholders to address the priorities set forth in my Executive Order to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, signed February 28, 2017. This annual summit also serves to honor HBCU All-Star Students, who are appointed for 1 year to serve as ambassadors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities.

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week serves to remind us of the historic and ongoing struggle for equal access that led to the establishment of HBCUs in our Nation. We use this week to recognize the importance of HBCUs in educating the leaders of tomorrow, and reaffirm our commitment to providing every student with the opportunity to learn, grow, and find success no matter his or her background.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 17 through September 23, 2017, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon educators, public officials, professional organizations, corporations and all Americans to observe this week with the appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the countless contributions these institutions and their alumni have made to our country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

美国韦伯大学提供免学费 仅有一个科系

韦伯学院(Webb Institute)是美国少数几所提供四年教育免学费的大学。该校位于纽约州Glen Cove,学术课程优秀,列名于普林斯顿评鉴的“2017年最佳381所大学”。





该校发言人指出,该校能提供免学费,主要是因基金雄厚,在2015年为5600万元,是美国造船商兼慈善家韦伯 (William Webb)1889年捐赠的。对造船工程和轮机工程有兴趣的学生,该校提供免费获得一流教育的难得机会。


例如Alice Lloyd学院和Berea学院都是“工作学院”,就读的人免学费,但须在校园工作,以减少雇用外界工人。Berea的学生每周要工作10 到15小时,也许是担任助教、管理员或农工。



1. 本科毕业证扫描件;
2. 参加其它课程的结业证扫描件;
3. 本科、研究生课程成绩单扫描件和成绩单原件(原件要从中国学校直接寄到美国大学,可录取后补寄),成绩单最好是要有英文的,或英文翻译件;
4. 个人简历和学习计划;
5. TOEFL成绩;
6. 银行存款证明原件(35万人民币或以上);
7. 2×2美国签证尺寸的照片电子版;
8. 护照扫描件;
9. 教授/老师的推荐信2-3封;
10. 研究生申请费250美元。

1. 美国的学历评估认证费400美元(含加急);
2. 文件的翻译费500美元
3. 国际快递费65美元(录取通知书和大学说明,l-20表)
4. 包录取MBA研究生专业4万人民币(5700美元)。
5. 30天内签发录取通知书


美国洛尔哥伦比亚学院(英文名: Lower Columbia College)建立于1934年,位于美国西部华盛顿州朗维尤市区,是一所两年制的公立学院。洛尔哥伦比亚学院校园占地38.75公顷,有26栋教学楼,每个季度招收约4000到5000名学生,全年四个季度招收约2万名学生,多年来美国洛尔哥伦比亚学院成为来自20多个国家留学生的学习之家,学院有超过20个学生俱乐部。





秋季学期开课日期 9月17号
冬季学期开课日期 1月7号
春季学期开课日期 4月8号
夏季学期开课日期 7月1号

* 美国洛尔哥伦比亚学院经过了美国西北高校委员会的认证。

1. 高中一年级至三年级高校生可直接申请;
2. 高中应届毕业生可申请;
3. 具有高中同等学历的待业青年、在职人员可申请。

1. 美国公立大学,学杂费较低(每年9000美元);
2. 二年时间获美国大专毕业证书(副学士学位);
3. 二年后可直升美国华盛顿州立大学或继续在洛尔哥伦比亚学院学习二年,获大学本科毕业证书(学士学位);
4. 免托福、SAT、ACT考试
5. 可以申请秋季9月、冬季1月、春季4月、夏季7月四次开学时间,全年随时分四次入学;
5. 项目专员办理录取、签证赴美或在美转校、转换学生身份的全部手续。


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