March 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached a settlement with Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York, to resolve issues of women’s access to athletic opportunities at the institution.
March 11, 2016U.S. Department of Education Takes Further Steps to Protect Students from Predatory Higher Education Institutions
The U.S. Department of Education released today a proposal that would establish borrower-friendly processes for seeking and obtaining loan relief triggered by unscrupulous conduct by higher education institutions. The Department also provided options to negotiators that would protect students from the use of mandatory arbitration provisions in enrollment agreements.
March 9, 2016
Acting U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. today called on Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides more than $1.1 billion for the nation’s career and technical education programs in grades 7-12 and also in post-secondary institutions.
March 4, 2016U.S. Department of Education Names Committee Members to Draft Proposed Regulations for Every Student Succeeds Act
The U.S. Department of Education today named committee members who will draft proposed regulations in two areas of Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is the latest step in the process of implementing ESSA.
February 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is more than triplingfrom $5.3 million to $17.4 millionthe availability of funding for grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
February 26, 2016U.S. Department of Education Recognizes 14 States and 40 Districts Committing to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of 14 statewide #GoOpen initiatives committed to supporting school districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools.
February 23, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education took a critical step today toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities, proposing a new rule to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
February 19, 2016FACT SHEET: The White House Launches New National Effort and Ad Council Campaign to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism and Drive Student Success
Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announce two groundbreaking campaigns to address and eliminate chronic student absenteeism in this country: the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Success Mentors Initiative -- with 10 initial participating cities -- and a multi-million dollar Ad Council campaign to engage parents on this critical issue.
February 19, 2016Rhode Island Schools Chief Named to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing The Nation’s Report Card
February 12, 2016
There is no task more critical to securing our nation's economic future and preserving the promise of the American Dream than educating our children who have historically faced the longest odds.