Because no educator should be an island, the U.S. Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $1.2 million in grants to school districts in California, Florida, Nevada and New York to train arts educators serving high-poverty schools.
Today, the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the names of 12 teachers selected to serve as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $27 Million to School Districts, Community Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education
The U.S. Department of Education today awarded 56 grants totaling $27 million to school districts and community organizations who plan to implement comprehensive physical fitness and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 242 applications were submitted to compete for a share of the nearly $60 million in 2012 Promise Neighborhoods funds.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today detailed the impact of looming automatic budget cuts, saying they would force schools to lay off teachers and eliminate services for students while indiscriminately reducing programs that serve Americans of all ages.
Obama Administration and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Partner to Promote Transparency in College Costs
Today, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled the Obama Administration’s model financial aid award letter, also known as the Shopping Sheet — a personalized way to help students understand the type and amount of aid they qualify for and easily compare aid packages offered by different institutions.
Secretary Duncan, White House, Smithsonian Officials to Celebrate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Anniversary
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with officials from White House and the Smithsonian Institution will join high-school student leaders from New York and Washington D.C., today for a series of events celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The U.S. Department of Education will host the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 6-7, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on ensuring that anti-bullying efforts are coordinated and based on the best available research.
Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. The launch of the new website, StudentAid.gov, follows a report from the U.S.
Obama Administration Approves Seven More NCLB Flexibility Requests - 32 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers
The Obama administration today approved seven more requests for waivers from 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.
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on "Teacher Evaluation in Tennessee: A Report on Year 1 Implementation"
"The Tennessee Department of Education's report on implementing a new teacher evaluation system documents yearlong efforts to strengthen instruction and improve student outcomes through Race to the Top.
In remarks prepared for delivery to the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will praise governors for increasing college completion but will also challenge states to maintain support for higher education while urging colleges and universities to hold down tuition.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new interactive loan counseling tool to provide students with financial management basics, like information about their current loan debt and estimates for student loan debt levels after graduation.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $56,000 to Help Chardon Local Schools Recover from School Shooting
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $56,000 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) Immediate Services grant awarded to Chardon Local Schools in Chardon, Ohio, to support recovery efforts following a shooting at Chardon High School earlier this year that resulted in the death of three students and injury of three others.
Obama Administration Approves Two More States For NCLB Flexibility – More Than Half of the Country Now Approved for Waivers, More to Follow
The Obama administration approved Washington and Wisconsin today 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.
Average math scores for fourth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools have improved since 2009 according to a national study released today, though the overall academic progress of these students has stalled since 2005.
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964
"Forty-eight years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act states, 'No person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.'
The U.S. Department of Education announced today 124 highly-rated Development pre-applicants, all of which are invited to apply for a share of the nearly $150 million 2012 Investing in Innovation (i3) fund.
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreements with Four School Districts to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached agreement with four school districts to ensure that equal athletic opportunities are provided for thousands of girls.