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December 18, 2013

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the 2013 TUDA Results:

“The 2013 TUDA results show student performance in large cities continues to both improve overall and that large-city schools nationwide are improving at a faster pace than the nation as a whole.

December 17, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $220,000 in Additional Funding to Placerville, Calif., to Further Support Recovery Efforts Following School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $219,720 to Placerville Union School District in Placerville, Calif., to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of the principal at Louisiana Schnell School in February 2011 by a school custodian.

December 16, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $50,000 Grant to Danvers High School to Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a nearly $50,000 grant to Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the alleged recent murder of a math teacher by a 14-year-old student.

December 13, 2013

Education Department Releases Updated Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to Provide Students with Additional Transparency in College Costs

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released an updated version of the administration's financial aid model award letter, known as the Shopping Sheet, and announced that nearly 2,000 institutions of higher education have voluntarily committed to using this important consumer tool.

December 13, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces Highest-Rated Applications Secure Match Funding and Become Grantees for Investing in Innovation 2013 Competition

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the 25 highest-rated applications (HRAs) for the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) program competition have secured private-sector matching funds and will be awarded approximately $134 million by the end of December to expand innovative practices designed to improve student achievement.

December 13, 2013

Education Department Announces that All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Financial Aid Purposes

As part of the U.S. Department of Education's ongoing efforts to implement inclusive policies that reflect the diversity of American families, and consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v.

December 9, 2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Appoints Members to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced five appointments to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

December 9, 2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Launches Principal Ambassador Fellowship with Three Principals Selected for Inaugural Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of three principals selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's first Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAFs) program. They are: