Washington, DC Today, the Obama Administration announced it is taking steps to increase college affordability by making it easier to manage student loan debt. The announcement is part of a series of executive actions to put Americans back to work and strengthen the economy because we can't wait for Congressional Republicans to act.
U.S. Department of Education to Host Education Leaders from Around the World for the 2012 International Summit on the Teaching Profession
35 States, D.C. and Puerto Rico Submit Applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced today that 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico submitted applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million state-level competitive grant program to improve early learning and development.
"I appreciate the efforts of Senators Harkin and Enzi to build into the reauthorization bill more flexibility for states and districts while maintaining accountability at every level. I believe, however, that a comprehensive evaluation system based on multiple measures, including student achievement, is essential for education reform to move forward.
New Report by Council of the Great City Schools Supports Urgency for Passage of President's American Jobs Act
According to a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools, 77 percent of major city school systems need funds for repairs, renovations, modernization and new construction to meet 21st century educational needs.
Education Department Announces Resolution of Civil Rights Investigation of Los Angeles Unified School District
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the successful resolution of the first proactive civil rights enforcement action taken by the Department of Education under the Obama Administration..
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate Bill to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
"A bipartisan bill will not have everything that everyone wants, but it must build on our common interests: high standards; flexibility for states, school districts and schools; and a more focused federal role that promotes equity, accountability and reform.
U.S. Department of Education Solicits Ideas to Improve Federal Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
The U.S. Department of Education reached out to education leaders and stakeholders last week inviting them to offer ideas to reduce the burden of some administrative recordkeeping and reporting requirements tied to federal funding and to better promote existing flexibility that can reduce burden in low-income schools.
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Passing of Civil Rights Leader Fred Shuttlesworth
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $46,925,156 million in TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program grants to 128 grantees in 44 states, as well as Puerto Rico, to provide counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to enter, or continue, a program of postsecondary education.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Convene President’s Advisory Commission Members
WASHINGTON – Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer Shakira will join a dozen fellow new members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for meetings at the White House and be sworn-in at an official ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday.
U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $5 Million in Charter School Grants for Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination
The U.S. Department of Education announced today charter school grants totaling $4,792,526 to charter developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation, as well as for dissemination.
Today, the White House released a report, Teacher Jobs at Risk, outlining how the Administration's effortsincluding the American Jobs Actwill keep teachers in the classroom, strengthen our schools and improve the local economy in communities across the country.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month: