WASHINGTON -- Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan congratulated the following individuals for being confirmed by the Senate on Monday, Oct. 5 as assistant secretaries for the Department of Education: Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education; and Alexa E. Posny, assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services.
Attorney General and Education Secretary Call for National Conversation on Values and Student Violence
Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today joined with Chicago city officials to call for a national conversation on values to address youth violence in the wake of the fatal beating of a Chicago high school student. The announcement followed meetings with City officials, community leaders, students, and parents.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month:
Clarification: The final application for Race to the Top will be available in late fall.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the distribution of more than $21.8 billion in formula grants to support state-administered programs that support teachers and help students reach high standards.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $43 million for 28 new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grants to improve instruction in struggling schools. These grants will be used to reform traditional university teacher preparation and teacher residency programs.
Eight states will receive $6.6 million in Striving Readers grants to improve the literacy skills of struggling adolescent readers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.
The U.S. Department of Education introduced art created by 37 students from Chesterfield County, Va. schools today in a ceremony welcoming the students and their art at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Duncan Says Rewrite of 'No Child Left Behind' Should Start Now; Reauthorization Can't Wait
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today said that the $24.8 billion in federal funds available annually to the nation's schools should support reforms that prepare students for success in college and careers.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Report on High School Dropout and Completion Rates
“President Obama says, 'When you drop out of school, you're not just quitting on yourself, you're quitting on your country'. We need to educate our way to a better economy, and we won't be able to do that if one in four kids who enter high school aren't graduating within four years.