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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

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:

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.

August 29, 2013

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Announces Back-to-School Texas Tour

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) will travel through Texas on a back-to-school outreach tour from Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept.6, 2013.

August 29, 2013

States Granted Waivers From No Child Left Behind Allowed to Reapply for Renewal for 2014 and 2015 School Years

As students and educators go back to school across the country, and as Congress continues to debate how to fix the law commonly known as No Child Left Behind, the U.S.

August 28, 2013

U.S. Education Department Announces More than $20 Million Awarded for School Facility Repair and Modernization through Impact Aid Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that more than $20 million in grants under the Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program will be awarded to eight school districts in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, South Dakota and Washington.

August 28, 2013

Obama Administration Releases Final Application for 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

Today the Obama Administration released the final application for the second Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) competition, which will provide approximately $280 million in state-level competitive grants to improve the quality of early learning and development programs and close educati