July 20, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Death of Dr. George Cooper, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Dr. George Cooper. Dr. Cooper made a tremendous contribution that has benefited countless students in a full and extraordinary career. Dr. Cooper made a tremendous contribution that has benefited countless students in a full and extraordinary career. Throughout his life, Dr.
July 17, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Signing of the "Oregon Promise" to Offer Free Community College to Students
"As the largest and most affordable segment of America's higher education system, community colleges are critical to reaching Presidents Obama's goal of having the highest share of college graduates in the world and to ensuring America's long-term economic prosperity.
July 17, 2015
As America’s 54 million students prepare to return to school this fall, the U.S.
July 17, 2015Education Department Awards $270 million for 968 Student Support Services Program Projects to Help Students Succeed in Higher Education
The U.S. Education Department today announced the award of $270 million to 968 institutions of higher education to provide thousands of students with academic and other support services they need to succeed in college.
July 16, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Senate passage of the Every Child Achieves Act
"We applaud the progress made in the Senate today toward replacing the flawed No Child Left Behind Act. We need a new law that gives every child an opportunity to succeed. This bill would give states more flexibility from one-size-fits-all federal mandates and reduce the burden of testing on classroom time, while still ensuring that parents and educators know how students are doing every year.
July 9, 2015
Building on the significant progress seen in America’s schools over the last six years, the U.S.
July 9, 2015U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Chicago Public Schools to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls to Comply with Title IX
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with the Chicago Public Schools to ensure that Illinois’ largest school district complies with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
July 8, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on U.S. House of Representatives Passing Partisan Bill to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
"America's students deserve a strong education bill that builds on the tremendous progress of the last decade and supports opportunity for every child. Instead, House Republicans have chosen to take a bad bill and make it even worse. Instead of supporting the schools and educators that need it most, this bill shifts resources away from them.
July 7, 2015U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on new Washington state law expanding access to early childhood education
"High-quality preschool is incredibly important to giving kids a strong start in school and in life. I want to congratulate Gov. Jay Inslee, educators and other leaders in Washington state on the Early Start Act, which will improve early learning opportunities for over 48,000 children, building on the successes the state's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant.
July 7, 2015
Continuing its work to make student loan debt more manageable, the U.S. Department of Education today announced its plans to provide an additional six million federal loan borrowers access to student loan payments capped at 10 percent of income.