September 2012

September 28, 2012

More Than $21 Million Awarded to School Districts to Expand Counseling Programs

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $21.2 million to 60 recipients in 24 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Announces Grants Totaling Nearly $4 Million to Charter School Developers

The U.S. Department of Education announced today 20 grants totaling nearly $4 million to directly fund charter developers for the planning, program design and implementation of new charter schools, and the sharing of practices and dissemination of information by successful charter schools. Today's grants will serve 18 new, or recently opened charter schools over the next three years.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards $28 Million to Boost Literacy Skills for Low-Income Students and Help Them Succeed in the 2lst Century Economy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $28 million for 46 first-time grants that aim to improve literacy skills for students in high-need districts and schools.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.9 Million for Research on Rehabilitation Care for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 16 grants totaling more than $6.9 million for research on all aspects of rehabilitation care for those who sustain traumatic brain injuries.

September 28, 2012

Education Department Awards $52 Million in Grants to 22 Comprehensive Centers to Advance Reform Goals and Student Achievement

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 22 Comprehensive Centers across the country have been awarded a total of $52 million to increase the capacity of states to help districts and schools meet student achievement goals.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $30.8 Million in Grants to Strengthen Math and Science Skills of Upward Bound Students

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 113 grants totaling more than $30.8 million to Upward Bound students to strengthen their math and science skills, and prepare them for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science.

September 28, 2012

First Official Three-Year Student Loan Default Rates Published

The U.S. Department of Education today released official FY 2010 two-year and official FY 2009 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates. This is the first time the Department has issued an official three-year rate, which was 13.4 percent nationally for the FY 2009 cohort, a slight decrease from the trial three-year rate of 13.8 percent for the FY 2008 cohort.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards $950,000 to the University of Alabama for Advanced Engineering Research and Development Program

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $950,000 grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities (RERC RecTech).

September 28, 2012

$6.4 Million Awarded to Establish National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $6,499,473 to SRI International to establish and operate the National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems.

September 28, 2012

Education Department Awards $3.4 Million in McNair Grants to Help Disadvantaged Undergrads Obtain Doctoral Degrees

The U.S. Department of Education today announced 15 grants totaling more than $3.4 million to institutions in a dozen states to help disadvantaged undergraduate students obtain doctoral degrees.

September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Announces Voluntary Resolution of Oakland Unified School District Civil Rights Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review concerning discipline in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), the fourteenth-largest school system in California.

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September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Provides Guidance to Help Classroom Teachers Combat Bullying

The U.S. Department of Education has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom teachers and educators. The toolkit was developed by the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center, supported by the U.S.

September 28, 2012

$9 Million in Grants Awarded to Institutions in 21 States and D.C. for Special Education Personnel Preparation Programs

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $9 million for 38 grants to institutions of higher education to train educators to improve the services and results for children with disabilities.

September 27, 2012

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Florida to Provide Technical Assistance to Develop Effective Educators

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $5 million grant to the University of Florida to establish a center to support the development of effective educators to serve students with disabilities.

September 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Announces Grants Totaling More Than $14.4 Million to Charter School Management Organizations

The U.S. Department of Education announced grants totaling more than $14.4 million to support high-quality charter schools in more than 25 communities across the country.

September 27, 2012

$2.9 Million in Grants Awarded for Fulbright-Hays International Education Projects

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 23 Fulbright-Hays international education grants totaling more than $2.9 million to institutions and organizations in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

September 27, 2012

More than $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Promote Young Children’s use of Assistive Technology

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $1.1 million in grants to three projects that will support early intervention and preschool programs in the effective use of assistive technology with young children with disabilities.

September 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Boosts District-Led Efforts to Recognize and Reward Great Teachers and Principals Through the 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund

The U.S. Department of Education announced today 35 grants awarded to improve pay structures, reward great teachers and principals and provide greater professional opportunities to teachers in high poverty schools.

September 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.4 Million in Grants to Train TRIO Project Directors and Staff

The U.S. Department of Education awarded six grants totaling $1.4 million under the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs to support training for project directors and staff employed in Federal TRIO Programs.

September 25, 2012

Education Department Awards $12.3 Million to Strengthen Educational Opportunities at Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $12.3 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. These two-year grants are being awarded to 11 campuses in Hawaii and Alaska to improve their academic quality, instruction and facilities.

September 25, 2012

Department Awards 17 Native Hawaiian Education Grants Totaling $11 Million

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 17 Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) Program grants totaling $11 million will be awarded to support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.

September 25, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $9.9 Million in Grants to Three States to Improve Their Academic Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $9.9 million in Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAGs) to three state education agencies—Kansas, Maryland and Oregon—to improve their state academic assessments. The primary measure of school success under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is proficiency on state assessments.

September 25, 2012

More Than 1.9 Million College Students to Receive Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Providing Easy-to-Understand Information About College Costs

Note: For regular updates on the institutions that have committed to adopting the Shopping Sheet, visit the Shopping Sheet website.

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September 25, 2012

Colleges and Universities in 32 States and D.C. Awarded More Than $21 Million in Grants to Help Students Pursue Graduate Fellowships in STEM-Related and Other High-Need Subjects

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $21 million in grants to help fund 478 fellowships in colleges and universities in 32 states and Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2012

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Vanderbilt University for New Center on Developing Coursework for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $1.5 million grant to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., to create a national center to develop coursework and teacher training materials to help students with disabilities achieve their academic potential.

September 25, 2012

$4.9 Million Awarded to University of Kansas for National Center to Help Students with Disabilities Learn in Inclusive Settings

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $4.9 million grant to the University of Kansas in Lawrence to create a national center to help students with disabilities learn in inclusive settings with their nondisabled peers.

September 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $1.5 Million to Strengthen and Improve Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Instruction

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $1,537,875 in grants to 17 higher education institutions to create, plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign language.

September 20, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards $3.1 Million in Grants to Help Prepare Graduate Students for Leadership in Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $3 million in grants to higher education institutions to help prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education, early intervention and related services.

September 19, 2012

$1.2 Million Grant Awarded to University of Connecticut to Establish Early Childhood Personnel Center for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $1.2 million grant to the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., to establish an Early Childhood Personnel Center to serve as a national resource for professionals serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families.

September 19, 2012

$3.69 Million Grant Awarded to UNC-Chapel Hill to Establish Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $3.69 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to create an Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center to improve services and results for America’s children with disabilities.

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