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April 19, 2013

U.S. Departments of Education and Labor Announce Availability of $474.5 Million to Strengthen Training Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Employers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need.

October 18, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the TIME Higher Education Summit

It's great to be at the TIME Summit on Higher Education with such a distinguished group of leaders. All of you have thought long and hard about the future of higher education. And I'll try to be brief before we turn to the panel discussion.

September 25, 2012

More Than 1.9 Million College Students to Receive Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Providing Easy-to-Understand Information About College Costs

Note: For regular updates on the institutions that have committed to adopting the Shopping Sheet, visit the Shopping Sheet website.

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August 21, 2012

Education Department Awards more than $2.5 million for Seven Student Support Services Projects to Help Students Succeed in Higher Education

The U.S. Education Department today announced the award of $2,552,193 to seven institutions of higher education to provide some 1,765 students with the academic, financial, and motivational support they need to succeed in college.

July 24, 2012

Obama Administration and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Partner to Promote Transparency in College Costs

Today, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled the Obama Administration’s model financial aid award letter, also known as the Shopping Sheet — a personalized way to help students understand the type and amount of aid they qualify for and easily compare aid packages offered by different institutions.

July 12, 2012

New State-by-State College Attainment Numbers Show Progress Toward 2020 Goal

In remarks prepared for delivery to the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will praise governors for increasing college completion but will also challenge states to maintain support for higher education while urging colleges and universities to hold down tuition.

May 31, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Roundtable on Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access and Completion

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will be one of the speakers at New America Foundation's roundtable discussion, "Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion," at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Washington, D.C.

May 11, 2012

Education Department Announces $254 Million for Upward Bound Projects to Help About 60,000 Students Access and Succeed in Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced its first set of awards for 780 Upward Bound projects today, which will help close to 60,000 students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to access and succeed in college.

April 27, 2012

$3.1 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve Science, Engineering Education at Predominantly Minority Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 14 grants worth more than $3.1 million to promote long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions.

March 13, 2012

Education Department Launches New Data Tool to Help High School Officials Increase FAFSA Completion and College Accessibility

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new tool that will help high school counselors and school leaders by giving them a resource to monitor FAFSA completions and better help students access higher education.