July 31, 2013"I applaud the bipartisan compromise reached by President Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, offering relief to millions of students and families across the country. The law will cut rates on nearly all new federal student loans and save undergraduates an average of more than $1,500 on loans taken out this year. It is an encouraging step forward in our effort to keep college affordable.
July 19, 2013Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Duncan on House ESEA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 5"America's families, students and teachers deserve an education law that advances progress for all students—especially our most vulnerable children. The bill that the House passed today is not that law.
June 22, 2012Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 40th Anniversary of the Pell Grant Program
"Forty years ago tomorrow, Senator Claiborne Pell stood with members of Congress and President Nixon as he signed a historic bill to provide low-income students with federal financial aid to pursue postsecondary education.
April 20, 2012Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Student Non-Discrimination Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act