August 13, 2014Education Secretary Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition.
August 12, 2014Education Department Awards 40 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college-and career readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.
August 7, 2014
As part of an effort to ensure more families can afford a higher education and promote the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Department of Education proposed today new regulations that will update eligibility standards and improve access for student and parent borrowers under the federal Direct PLUS loan program.
July 31, 2014Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina
The Obama administration announced today that five states—Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina—have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
July 25, 2014Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students
The U.S. Department of Education today announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what student data is collected and how it is used.
July 22, 2014Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama Signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014
Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama signing today at the White House the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.
July 22, 2014Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Announces Second Annual Best Practices Tour
White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
July 22, 2014U.S. Department of Education Expands Innovation in Higher Education through the Experimental Sites Initiative
As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for in-demand jobs, today, the Department is announcing a new round of “experimental sites” (ex-
July 18, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Education took additional steps to ensure Corinthian Colleges’ students and the American taxpayer are protected by announcing that Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, under the leadership of former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, has been selected to take on the role of monitoring various aspects of the career college company.
July 11, 2014Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the FCC's Vote to Modernize the E-Rate Program
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission voting to modernize the E-Rate Program and make strides toward expanding Internet access to schools and students across the country.