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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.

September 11, 2013

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on September 11th

“Today marks another year gone by since the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  For so many of us, we will always remember where we were when we received the news and the wave of emotions that flowed over us for the following days, weeks, months and now years that have since passed.  Yet, most of America’s students are too young to remember those traumatic events.&n

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September 9, 2013

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on California Bill to Exempt Millions of Students from State Assessments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement in reaction to the current draft of AB 484, a bill moving through California's legislature to exempt millions of students from state assessments:

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September 9, 2013

$1.9 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Individuals With Disabilities Purchase Assistive Technology

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of $1.9 million in grants to organizations in California, Missouri and Washington to help individuals with disabilities purchase the assistive technology they need.

September 9, 2013

Fact Sheets Highlight Education Reform Efforts in Cities and States Along Back-to-School Bus Tour Route

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch his "Strong Start, Bright Future" back-to-school bus tour throughout the Southwest. The tour will kick off in New Mexico before heading to Texas, Arizona, and California.

September 5, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Tucson and Tempe on “Strong Start, Bright Future” 2013 Back-To-School Bus Tour

As part of the U.S. Department of Education's "Strong Start, Bright Future," back-to-school bus tour, Secretary Arne Duncan will hold events in Tucson and Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.