Back-to-School Bus Tour 2014

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The Secretary and ED officials will visit schools in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, Sept. 8-10. The theme of the fifth annual bus tour, "Partners in Progress," will highlight the states' commitment to encourage innovation and change to help all students to achieve success.

Advancing Teacher Leadership: Ideas Welcome

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The Department and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards together announce the launch of a new opportunity to advance teacher leadership. Share your ideas and join the conversation around teacher leadership on our new Commit to Lead platform.

Building a Strong Relationship with Your Child's Teacher

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The start of the school year is the perfect time to build a positive relationship with your child's teacher. Check out our tips for parents on effective ways to reach out, stay informed and partner with teachers.

Preschool Development Grants

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The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have announced a new, $250 million grant competition to expand the reach of high-quality preschool. All states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply by Oct. 14.
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Link to http://studentaid.ed.gov/
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Link to Budget 2015 Information
The 2015 budget request reflects the President's strong belief that education is a vital investment in the nation's economic competitiveness and in its communities.
 
Link to Back to School FREE Feature
Get back into the swing of school with information from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, the Library of Congress, and more.