I am deeply saddened by the news of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's passing. Eunice--inspired by her sister Rosemary--devoted most of her adult life to helping young people with disabilities reach their highest potential. Eunice understood that every young person can achieve when given a chance.
Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $4.5 million in grants to operate 16 special education parent information and training centers in 14 states, including targeted centers for American Indians and military families.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 13 teachers have been selected as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for 2009-2010. Three fellows will become full-time U.S. Department of Education employees for one year. Ten will participate part-time while remaining in their classrooms throughout the school year.
Washington, DC Late last week, Secretary Duncan sent a letter to Chief State School Officers encouraging each state to review their current policies and guidelines regarding the use of restraints and seclusion techniques in schools and if appropriate develop or revise them to ensure the safety of students.
Washington, DC U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the Department will accelerate stimulus spending by making $11.37 billion in Title I, IDEA, and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) funding, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), available to states one month early to help save jobs and drive reform.
$8.7 Million in GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help Middle-Schoolers Get on the Pathway to Achieve Success in College
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $8.7 million for five grants under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) that will help more than 11,000 at-risk students to prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education.
More than 150 college and graduate students have answered President Obama's call to service while interning at the U.S. Department of Education this summer. The 158 interns are from 93 different colleges and universities and are working in 21 different offices throughout the Education Department.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced five new members to his leadership team. Each brings valuable skills and experience in their fields to different offices within the Department of Education.
U.S. Education Department Awards $82 Million in Charter School Grants to Five States to Increase Public School Options
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) today announced the award of five charter school grants, totaling $82 million, to state education agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Wisconsin to increase public school options in those states.