September 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $5.3 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
September 22, 2015Federal Agencies Answer Call to Action by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics announced today a series of commitments, a new report and a set of education data plans outlining the Obama Administration's work to improve the lives of the 55 million Hispanics who live in the United Stateswhether through increased access to high-quality early
September 21, 2015U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with the University of Virginia to Address and Prevent Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
September 21, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) today announced the completion of the English Learner (EL) Tool Kit to support states, districts and schools in meeting their legal obligations to ELs and ensuring access to quality education.
September 21, 2015Department Awards $60 Million in First in the World Grants to 18 Colleges, Universities and Organizations
Note: This has been updated to reflect an additional $1,919,799 grant in FY 15 to Excelsior College (NY). Total recommended funding is contingent on future Congressional appropriations.
September 16, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Adviser to Expand Access to Open Digital Resources in Schools
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.
September 15, 2015Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces Four Principal Ambassador Fellows for the 2015-16 School Year
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of four principals to be the Department’s Principal Ambassador Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year, in addition to nine teachers as 2015-2016 Teaching Ambassador Fellows.
September 15, 2015
Today, the nation begins its annual observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. Through Oct. 15, Americans will reflect on the many contributions Hispanics have made to enrich the tapestry of our country in a wide variety of areas.
September 14, 2015iCount: Equity through Representation Symposium Explores the Power of Data Disaggregation in the Educational Equity Movement
Today marks the start of the iCount: Equity through Representation symposium, a convening of over 100 representatives from educational institutions and philanthropic and community organizations to bring attention to the need for data disaggregation to better represent and support the unique academic needs of a diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population
September 14, 2015U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release Guidance on Including Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today released guidance urging early learning programs to include children with disabilities.