Increasing Access to High-Quality Preschool

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Link to press release
Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico applied for Preschool Development Grants. The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services jointly will award $250 million to expand high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities.

Commit to Lead: Join the Conversation

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Link to Commit to Lead: Join the Conversation blog post
Classroom Teacher Ambassador Fellow Maddie Fennell invites teachers, administrators, system leaders and advocacy groups to join the online discussion on ideas to expand teacher leadership opportunities.

How to Choose the Best Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan

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Link to How to Choose the Best Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan blog post
The Department of Education offers several traditional and income-driven repayment plans with different payment options. Learn more about these options and find the plan that works best for you.

Promoting Inclusion and Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities

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Link to Promoting Inclusion and Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities press release
ED's Office of Special and Rehabilitative Services awarded more than $121 million in grants to help improve outcomes for all children and adults with disabilities from cradle to career.
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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: National Energy Awareness Month FREE Feature
Help kids understand the concept of energy and its importance with information from the Department of Energy, the White House, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and others.