Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Action to Prevent Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling
“In his January State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to work together to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. Today, I applaud leaders in Congress for answering the President’s call to action and striking a deal that will help make college more affordable for millions of students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Minnesota will receive $5.9 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nevada will receive $3.5 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $5.9 million to programs in 9 states in support of education for high school and college students who are migrant or seasonal farm workers, or the children of such workers.
The Obama administration today approved five additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
Almost 10 percent of bullying related to schools occurs on school buses, yet many drivers don't feel equipped to handle bullying incidents on their buses. Training materials developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students provide guidance on how bus drivers can effectively respond to and prevent bullying.
$12.2 Million Awarded to 19 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Expand Education Opportunities to Hispanic Students and Low-Income Individuals
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 19 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) will receive a total of $12.2 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students.
Education Secretary Duncan Calls on Colleges to be More Transparent about Cost of College, Empower Families to Make Smart Investments
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on colleges and universities across the country today to provide families with the information they need to make a smart investment in higher education.
Five Percent of Career Training Programs Risk Losing Access to Federal Funds; 35 Percent Meet All Three Standards Under Gainful Employment Regulation
Today, the Obama Administration took another step in its ongoing effort to improve transparency, lower college costs, and enhance value for students, by releasing new data on career training programs.
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 40th Anniversary of the Pell Grant Program
"Forty years ago tomorrow, Senator Claiborne Pell stood with members of Congress and President Nixon as he signed a historic bill to provide low-income students with federal financial aid to pursue postsecondary education.
Projects in 25 States and Puerto Rico Awarded Share of $14 Million in Trio Talent Search Grants, Aiming to Increase Access to Higher Education
Editor's note: A program in your state is among the list of awarded grantees. See list at the bottom for reference.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $14.2 million for 43 new awards under the Talent Search program.
U.S. Secretary of Education Lauds President Obama's Immigration Announcement on Thirtieth Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe
"Today's announcement will help ensure that thousands of talented and productive young people will more fully contribute to our nation," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "It is fitting that this announcement comes on the 30th anniversary of Plyler v.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into a resolution agreement with Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., to resolve a complaint alleging that Yale failed to eliminate sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Discrimination on the basis of sex is prohibited by Title IX.
The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest.
2012 Teacher Incentive Fund Invites Districts to Pursue a New Vision for Human Capital Through Stronger Evaluations and Greater Professional Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the final application period for the $285 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) 2012 competition.