July 23, 2010
The Obama Administration released today its proposed regulations requiring for-profit career colleges to better prepare students for "gainful employment" or risk losing access to federal student aid. The proposed rules seek to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt they cannot repay...
July 16, 2010
Thank you, Paul and Gene, for that generous introduction. Your leadership, commitment, and courage have been absolutely extraordinary. I can't thank you enough for your hard work and partnership.
I'm excited to join you here this morning at CCSSO and SHEEO's first joint meeting. This...
July 9, 2010
President Ebersole, Chairman Yepp, distinguished guests, faculty, families, friends, and, most especially, the Excelsior Class of 2010, students, thank you for inviting me to speak at your commencement. I am deeply appreciative of receiving your honorary degree in the company of such eminent...
July 1, 2010
Federal student aid will increase and become more accessible for millions of college students and their families under provisions of the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which take effect today. The biggest and most important change is the elimination of the...
June 29, 2010
Today, the Departments of Justice and Education announced the publication of a joint 'Dear Colleague' letter reaffirming the agencies' commitment to ensuring students with disabilities have equal access to emerging technologies in institutions of higher education.
June 26, 2010
Thank you, President Murphy. It's a pleasure to be here this morning to join in celebrating the class of 2010's success.
I want to begin with a confession today: I was a little intimidated to learn about some of the celebrity orators who speak at commencement ceremonies in the Bay Area...
June 25, 2010
Thank you, President Miner, for that very generous introduction and for your extraordinary leadership. It's an honor to be here this evening, and to join in celebrating the class of 2010's success.
I am thrilled to be here to offer my congratulations to each and every one of you, to...
June 23, 2010
On the 38th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan applauded the landmark legislation that prohibits institutions receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex.
“As a result of Title IX, schools, colleges and universities...
June 22, 2010
Thank you, Mark, for that gracious introduction. It's a pleasure to be here today to meet the Annapolis Group, to discuss the significance of the liberal arts in general, to address what I think are several popular misconceptions about liberal arts colleges and universities, and to open a...
June 17, 2010
To highlight the vital role that community colleges play in preparing adults for success in the workplace, the U.S. Department of Education is posting video profiles on its Web site of three “non-traditional” students attending these institutions. Titled the “Path to Opportunity,” these videos...