September 2013

September 30, 2013

University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

September 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $32 Million to Local Education Agencies and Community-Based Organizations for Nutrition and Physical Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).

September 30, 2013

Default Rates Continue to Rise for Federal Student Loans

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the official FY 2011 two-year and official FY 2010 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates (CDR). The national two-year cohort default rate rose from 9.1 percent for FY 2010 to 10 percent for FY 2011. The three-year cohort default rate rose from 13.4 percent for FY 2009 to 14.7 percent for FY 2010.

September 30, 2013

U.S. Department Of Education Awards Nearly $1 Million to George Washington University to Support Educational Facilities Clearinghouse

The U.S. Department of Education announced today first year grant award of $973,763 for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to support the establishment and implementation of an Educational Facilities Clearinghouse.

September 30, 2013

Department Awards $211 Million for the Promoting the Readiness Of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) Initiative

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $211 million in five-year grants to five states and a consortium of six states to establish and operate model demonstration projects designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families.

September 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $2.8 Million in Charter School Grants for Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 17 grants totaling $2.8 million to charter developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools, as well as for dissemination and sharing best practices of existing charter schools.

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September 30, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Texas

The Obama administration today approved the State of Texas for a waiver 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.

September 30, 2013

$4.6 Million in Grants Awarded for Research Projects Aimed at Helping Improve Lives of People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $4.6 million in grants to five institutions for research projects aimed at helping improve the lives of people with disabilities.

September 26, 2013

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Portland, Maine, Public Schools to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached agreement with the Portland, Maine, Public Schools to ensure equal athletic opportunities for female students.

September 27, 2013

U.S. Education Department and Social Security Administration Award Four Grants to Improve Retirement Security within Minority Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration today announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to conduct research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities.

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September 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $2 Million in Grants to Eight Organizations to Provide Model Programs for Arts in Education

The U.S. Department of Education today announced $2 million in grants awarded to eight organizations to provide effective models of arts in education programs.

September 27, 2013

New Guidance Supports Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Higher Education

Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released new guidance that provides colleges and universities with information about the ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and reiterates the Departments' position on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity in higher education.

September 26, 2013

University Of Oregon Awarded $1.6 Million Grant To Help Improve Services For Children With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $1.6 million grant to the University of Oregon for the continued operation of the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

September 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $89.8 Million in Magnet School Assistance Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $89.8 million in Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grants to 27 school districts in 12 states.

September 26, 2013

Education Department Awards $20.1 Million in Grants to Strengthen 39 Higher Education Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the awarding of more than $20.1 million to 39 colleges and universities under the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

September 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $14 Million in Grants to 31 Native American and Alaska Native Entities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of about $14 million in grants to 31 Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native entities to help them improve career and technical education programs.

September 25, 2013

Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University Awarded $748,126 Grant to Develop Cloud, Web Computing for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $748,126 grant to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to develop methods that lead to people with disabilities fully utilizing cloud and Web-based computer services.

September 24, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $9.2 Million in Grants to Support Campus-Based Child Care Services for Low-Income Students

To support the participation of more low-income parents in higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today awarded nearly $9.2 million to 58 postsecondary institutions to establish or support campus-based child care services.

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September 24, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces 286 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.

September 23, 2013

Department Awards $1.4 Million Grant to Establish Center on Technology and Disability

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International (FHI) in Washington, D.C. to establish a Center on Technology and Disability.

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September 20, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $2.8 million in Grants for Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Programs

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $2,802,676 in grants today to Alu Like, Inc., a community-based, non-profit organization, primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians, to plan, conduct and administer career and technical education programs.

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September 20, 2013

U.S. Education Department Announces Voluntary Resolution of Iowa City, Iowa, Community School District Compliance Review

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review that was initiated at the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.

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September 20, 2013

Southern University Awarded $200,000 Grant for Research on Helping African-Americans with Disabilities Transition into Society

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $200,000 grant to Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., to explore ways to help young African-Americans with disabilities successfully transition into society.

September 20, 2013

$6.5 Million Grant Awarded to Westat Inc. of Rockville, Md., to Create National Special Education Data Center

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of a $6.5 million grant to Westat Inc., of Rockville, Md., to create a national center aimed at improving the quality of data on educating America's 7 million children and youth with disabilities.

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September 20, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $14 Million to Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Centers

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $14 million in five-year grants to operate eight special education parent technical assistance centers that work to assist families of children with disability.

September 20, 2013

Education Department Awards $1.4 Million Grant to Establish Center on Technology and Disability

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International (FHI) in Washington, D.C., to establish a Center on Technology and Disability.

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September 18, 2013

Education Department Awards More Than $2.7 Million to 12 Colleges to Strengthen Minority Participation in STEM-Related Fields

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 12 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations will receive $2,748,619 in grants to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

September 18, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $30 Million in Grants to Support Teacher and Principal Development

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced nearly $30 million for six grant awards to improve student achievement by increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals.

September 12, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $15.1 Million in Enhanced Assessment Grants to Develop or Improve Kindergarten Entry Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $15.1 million in Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAGs) to three state education agencies—North Carolina, Maryland and Texas—to develop or enhance their Kindergarten Entry Assessments.