September 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for students who entered repayment in FY 2012. That drop was across all sectors of higher educationpublic, private and for-profit institutions.
September 29, 2015Department of Education, Department of Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issue Joint Principles on Student Loan Servicing
The Departments of Education and Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are announcing a Joint Statement of Principles on Student Loan Servicing. This work by the Departments of Education and Treasury builds on the Obama Administration's ongoing efforts to help Americans manage their student loan debt.
September 29, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $51 Million in New Awards to 96 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Expand Educational Opportunities to Hispanic and Low-Income Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 96 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) will receive more than $51 million in new awards to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students.
September 29, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.
September 28, 2015
September 25, 2015U.S. Department of Education Approves Waivers of Title I of the ESEA for Six CORE Districts in California
Building on the significant progress seen in America's schools over the last six years, the U.S.
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.