May 12, 2015
More young people are graduating from high school today than ever before—and gaps in graduation rates are closing—even as standards are rising. The credit for these gains goes to educators, students, parents and community partners. Yet we know that, in today’s knowledge-based economy, a high school diploma isn’t enough.
May 8, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces $60 Million Available for First in the World Grant Competition
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to drive innovations in higher education and increase college completion, affordability and quality outcomes, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the availability of $60 million in Fiscal Year 2015 in the First in the World (FITW) program.
May 6, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24.8 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants
The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $24.8 million to 67 schools districts in 26 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools.
May 4, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.
April 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the availability of an estimated $4 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
April 27, 2015U.S. Education Department Reaches Resolution Agreement after Finding LaPorte, Indiana, Community School Corporation in Violation of Title IX for Failing to Respond to Sexually Predatory Behavior, Sexual Harassment of Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the LaPorte Community School Corporation in LaPorte, Indiana, to resolve a Title IX complaint involving sexually predatory behavior and sexual harassment of female high school volleyball players.
April 27, 2015Statement from Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell on the closure announcement from Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Students seeking better life options should be assured that their investments will pay off in increased knowledge, skills, and opportunity.
April 24, 2015New Guidance from U.S. Department of Education Reminds Schools of Obligation to Designate Title IX Coordinator
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today released a guidance package emphasizing the responsibility of school districts, colleges and universities to designate a Title IX coordinator.
April 22, 20152015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees Announced, Along with First Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was joined by Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss today to announce the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.
April 17, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate HELP Committee's Markup of the No Child Left Behind Act
I applaud the leadership of Chairman Alexander, Senator Murray and the members of the HELP Committee on the important steps taken this week to advance a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is long past time to replace No Child Left Behind with a law that ensures continued progress and opportunity for America’s children.