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July 22, 2014

Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Announces Second Annual Best Practices Tour

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

July 22, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Expands Innovation in Higher Education through the Experimental Sites Initiative

As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for in-demand jobs, today, the Department is announcing a new round of “experimental sites” (ex-

July 18, 2014

Education Department Names Seasoned Team to Monitor Corinthian Colleges

Today, the U.S. Department of Education took additional steps to ensure Corinthian Colleges’ students and the American taxpayer are protected by announcing that Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, under the leadership of former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, has been selected to take on the role of monitoring various aspects of the career college company.

July 11, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the FCC's Vote to Modernize the E-Rate Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission voting to modernize the E-Rate Program and make strides toward expanding Internet access to schools and students across the country.

July 10, 2014

Secretary Duncan Announces Recipients of 2014 President’s Education Awards Program

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2014 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly 3 million students from more than 31,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

July 9, 2014

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement Agreement with Jefferson Parish Public School System Ensuring Equal Access and Non-Discrimination in Schools

WASHINGTON -- The Departments of Education and Justice announced today that they have reached a comprehensive agreement with the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana (JPPSS) to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of their own national origin or immigration status, or that of their parents or guardians.  The agreement also resolves complaints regarding JPP

July 7, 2014

New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators

As part of its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The initiative will help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them most.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Accepts Operating Plan from Corinthian Colleges Inc.

The U.S. Department of Education and Corinthian Colleges Inc. have agreed to an operating plan that provides students at the company’s career colleges a chance to complete their education and protects taxpayers’ investment while Corinthian works to either sell or close its campuses across the country in the next six months.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $121,000 to School District in Arapahoe, Colorado, to Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $121,200 to Littleton Public Schools in Arapahoe, Colorado, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of a student at Arapahoe High School last December.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Approves Extensions for States Granted Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that six states - Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia - have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).