December 10, 201418 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that 18 states have been awarded grants, totaling more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program.
December 8, 2014
The Obama Administration announced today that Louisiana has 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).
December 8, 2014Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder Announce Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education Services to America’s Confined Youth
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America’s estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day.
December 1, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance today for K-12 schools that offer or want to offer single-sex classes.
November 26, 2014U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Texas' Harmony Public Schools to Ensure Equal Access for English Language Learner Students and Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Harmony Public Schools in Texas, to ensure compliance by its charter schools with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and disability.
November 25, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education today announced proposed regulations that help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed in the classroom.
November 24, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it is reinstating Oklahoma’s authority to implement flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind, through the end of the 2014-15 school year.
November 21, 2014Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
“Absent congressional action, President Obama has taken a number of common-sense steps to address our broken immigration system that will, among other things, keep families together and expand educational opportunity for so many currently living in the shadows.
November 20, 2014
“My thoughts are with the community around Florida State University, as it keeps vigil with those who were victims in this senseless tragedy. I commend university officials who acted quickly to ensure other members of the campus community were not injured.
November 20, 2014U.S. Education Department Reaches Voluntary Resolution Agreement Following Minneapolis Public School District Discipline Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review concerning student discipline in the Minneapolis Public School District, the largest school system in Minnesota. An investigation revealed that black students in grades K-12 were significantly overrepresented in the district's disciplinary actions.