February 4, 2015U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury Continue Raising Awareness of Income-Driven Repayment Options for Federal Student Loans
The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Education will continue working with tax preparers during the 2015 tax filing season to increase federal student loan borrowers' awareness of income-driven repayment plans.
February 4, 2015U.S. Education Department Announces Resolution of Civil Rights Investigation of Yakima School District (WA) Efforts to Address Harassment of Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement to resolve a compliance review of the Yakima School District, Washington. The review examined whether the District has taken appropriate action to address harassment of students on the bases of sex, race, color, national origin, and disability.
February 4, 2015Secretary Duncan’s statement on new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning No Child Left Behind
“After an economic crisis that forced schools to cut their budgets and hit teachers hard, the last thing we should do right now is cut funding for education. Unfortunately, Chairman Kline’s proposed legislation would allow cuts to school funding. It also fails to give teachers and the schools who need it most the resources they need.
February 3, 2015
Zenith Education Group, a newly created nonprofit provider of career school training, announced earlier today that it had finalized its acquisition of more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc., a transaction that was first announced in November.
February 2, 2015
The Obama Administration released a fiscal year 2016 budget today that includes key investments to expand high-quality early learning programs; increase
January 30, 2015Secretary Duncan issues statement on the Council of the Great City Schools report on progress under School Improvement Grants
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today on School Improvement Grants: Progress Report from America's Great City Schools:
January 30, 2015Federal Agencies Collaborate to Improve After-School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
The U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is leading new interagency partnerships to bring hands-on STEM learning opportunities to high-need students during after-school and out-of-school time.
January 28, 2015U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guide on Identifying and Preventing Child Trafficking in Schools
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new guide for educators on ways to identify and help prevent child trafficking in schools.
January 19, 2015
"We honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day when we give all children a real opportunity to attain a world-class educationone that prepares them to succeed in college and careers and to lead fulfilling lives. Dr. King's contributions to the civil rights movement marked a critical juncture in our nation's history, and in our quest for social justice.
January 16, 2015
The US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a coalition of more than 36 content partners will host a series of Future Ready Regional Summits to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes throu