2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Link to 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools press release
ED announced 337 winners of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools award, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.

"First in the World" Grants

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Link to "First in the World" Grants press release
ED awarded $75 million to 24 schools under the new "First in the World" grant program. The grants will support colleges' and universities' efforts to expand college access and improve student learning while reducing costs.

Building a 21st-Century Workforce

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Link to Building a 21st-Century Workforce blog post
The White House announced the award of more than $450 million in round four of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training competition. The 71 winning projects offer innovative approaches to prepare community college students for careers.

Preschool Development Grants

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Link to Preschool Development Grants homepage
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.
Link to http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college.
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 Seasons blog post
With the arrival of fall, spark your kids' interest in some seasonal-related activities from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and more.