September 2014

September 11, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $14.7 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $14.7 million to 40 school districts in 20 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools.

September 5, 2014

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for the District of Columbia and Tennessee

The Obama Administration announced today that the District of Columbia and Tennessee have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

September 4, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Retirement of Xavier University President Dr. Norman Francis

"Dr. Norman Francis has served as president of Xavier University since 1968, making him the longest tenured leader of any university in America. Dr. Francis is truly a model of leadership and service through adversity and of producing excellence by going above and beyond the expected responsibilities on any given role. Dr.

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September 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.4 Million in Grants to Connecticut’s Newtown Public School District to Further Support Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $3.1 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts over the next two school years in response to the tragic shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.