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November 15, 2010

FDIC and NCUA Chairs Join Education Secretary to Announce Partnership to Promote Financial Education and Savings Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair, and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz joined together today in signing a new agreement that aims to help millions of students get on the path to financial success.

October 28, 2010

Department of Education Establishes New Student Aid Rules to Protect Borrowers and Taxpayers

The Obama administration today released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student aid programs at for-profit, nonprofit and public institutions by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive

October 5, 2010

The Linchpin: The New Mission of Community Colleges

Thank you, Dr. Biden. Your leadership, your knowledge, and your passion about community colleges are without precedent in the hallways of the White House.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7 Million to Tennessee to Invest in Financial Education for College Access and Success

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Tennessee Department of Education a $1.7 million grant through the Financial Education for College Access and Success program to develop, implement, and evaluate middle school and high school personal finance instructional materials and teacher training.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces $10.9 Million in Awards Under New Programs That Help Students with Intellectual Disabilities Transition to Postsecondary Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.9 million for 28 grants under two new federal programs that create opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to attend and be successful in higher education.

October 1, 2010

$5.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Boost Job Prospects for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will award more than $5.6 million in grants to support the professional development of state vocational rehabilitation staff who provide services that lead to employment of persons with disabilities.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.8 million to 23 colleges to enhance their capacity to serve low- and middle- income African-American students.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $19 Million to Retain Jobs; Funds Help Workers Transition Under SAFRA Loan Reforms

The U.S. Department of Education today announced $19 million in awards to help loan servicers in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program retrain and redeploy workers for new jobs. This program was authorized by SAFRA, part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

October 1, 2010

96 Historically Black Institutions Receive $84.775 Million to Strengthen Their Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $84.775 million to 96 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to strengthen their facilities and academic programs to improve education for their students.

October 1, 2010

Department Awards More Than $141 Million to State Agencies to Improve College Access

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $141 million from the College Access Challenge Grant Program to 50 states, five territories, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Palau. The program aims to increase college access for low-income students and help them complete their postsecondary education.