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June 25, 2013

Education Department Releases Guidance to Help Schools Better Support Pregnant and Parenting Students' Academic Success

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. This pamphlet updates and expands upon the pamphlet on this topic issued in 1991.

June 24, 2013

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:

June 21, 2013

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing the Anniversary of Title IX

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:

June 21, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Alabama 38 States and DC now Approved for Waivers

The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama 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.

June 20, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Announce Winning Recipes in Nationwide "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge"

New York, NY (June 20, 2013)—Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative.

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June 12, 2013

Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services Issue Letter to Health-Related Schools Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter today to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination.

June 7, 2013

Fact Sheet: Redesigning America's High Schools

Editor's Note: Today, Secretary Duncan will highlight President Obama's High School Redesign initiative during a roundtable event at Aviation High School in New York City. More details can be found on the Department's website.

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June 3, 2013

Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Launches Facilities Best Practices Tour

White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe, and Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Janey Thornton joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to congratulate the U.S.

May 24, 2013

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Boy Scouts of America's Decision to No Longer Deny Membership to Youth on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the Boy Scouts of America's decision to no longer deny membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone:

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May 24, 2013

U.S. Education Department Awards $1.3 Million Grant to Newtown, Conn., to Further Support Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding more than $1.3 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December 2012.