November 30, 2010
As the recently released "Building a Grad Nation" report provides a renewed call to action to address high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that of the more than 700 schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) to implement one of the four turnaround models this year, 48 percent are high schools.
November 23, 2010Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Grant Funding
The U.S. Department of Education awarded over $2.6 million for fiscal year 2010 to eight new AANAPISIs. The AANAPISI grants support leadership development, student retention and graduation, collection and analysis of AAPI student data, faculty training and curriculum development.
November 18, 2010Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on NAEP Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results, which the National Center for Education Statistics released today:
November 17, 2010
Speaking to their dedication to America’s children, Education Secretary Arne Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board today.
November 16, 2010Education Secretary Celebrates Top Schools and Their Leaders at 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards CeremonyU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes today honored 314 schools as the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2010Education Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals
Washington Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today urged passage of legislation to improve school meals before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.
November 15, 2010FDIC and NCUA Chairs Join Education Secretary to Announce Partnership to Promote Financial Education and Savings Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair, and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz joined together today in signing a new agreement that aims to help millions of students get on the path to financial success.
November 12, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in support of the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative (ARDI), an unprecedented partnership between several federal agencies and the Appalachian Regional Commission to energize economic development in 13-state region.
November 9, 2010
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today released the U.S. Department of Education's plan for transforming American education through technology, a process that would create an engaging state-of-the-art, cradle-to-college school system nationwide.
October 28, 2010
The Obama administration today released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student aid programs at for-profit, nonprofit and public institutions by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive