Preparing for Disasters

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National PrepareAthon Day is September 30. Take action and help your family, community and school prepare for responding to an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire or winter storm.

Partners in Progress Bus Tour

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On the last stop of the 2014 back-to-school bus tour in Memphis, Tennessee, students from Cornerstone Preparatory School joined educators, community members and ED officials for a rally celebrating the school's impressive progress.

My Brother's Keeper Roundtable

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"Education is a shared responsibility," ED's Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell told participants and an audience of community activists at roundtable session focused on opportunity for all young people, including young men and boys of color.

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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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, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and more.