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November 6, 2013

U.S. Education Department Announces First-of-Its Kind Resolution of Virtual Charter School Civil Rights Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Virtual Community School of Ohio to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for students with disabilities at the school.

October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $270,000 to Chardon, Ohio School District to Further Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $269,530 to Chardon Local School District in Chardon, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the 2012 shooting death of several students and injuries to others.

October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Agreement with the State University of New York to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment of Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the State University of New York (SUNY) to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) by SUNY and each of its 29 state-operated campuses.

October 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Public Engagement Efforts to Improve College Value and Affordability

In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S.

October 22, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Puerto Rico

The Obama administration today approved the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

October 21, 2013

Almost $1.8 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Older Adults with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of almost $1.8 million in grants to help older adults with disabilities. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.

October 21, 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. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.

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