U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the resignation of Michelle Rhee as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Attorneys and the Higher Calling: Secretary Duncan's Remarks to the American Bar Association Litigation Section, Chicago, Illinois
It's great to be back in Chicago. There seems to be a lot going on here these days. . . And it is great to see so many friends and leaders from the bar who have fought tirelessly to close achievement gaps and advance educational equity in our nation's schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive School (S3) grants to 11 states to measure school safety at the building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs. The goal of the grants is create and support safe and drug-free learning environments and to increase academic success for students in these high-risk schools.
$19.9 Million Awarded in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $19.9 million in grants to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop a new generation of alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
U.S. Department of Education Awards Six State Grants to Promote Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of six state grants under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program. The grants will be awarded for up to four years, with approximately $1.5 million available for the first year of the projects.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement: