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June 23, 2014

U.S. Department of Education signs plan to protect students by avoiding immediate closure of Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education is working with Corinthian Colleges Inc. on a plan to avoid an immediate closure of the career training program chain and prevent suddenly disrupting the education of 72,000 students and the jobs of 12,000 employees.

June 20, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan On the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 70th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing on June 22, 1944, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill.

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Heightens Oversight of Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has placed Corinthian Colleges Inc. on an increased level of financial oversight after the company failed to address concerns about its practices, including falsifying job placement data used in marketing claims to prospective students and allegations of altered grades and attendance.

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Action to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

The Obama Administration today announced new steps to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education to comply with new campus safety and security related requirements aimed at curbing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

June 13, 2014

States Continue Progress During Second Year of Race to the Top

Today the U.S. Department of Education released Race to the Top state progress reports for seven states that received grants in the third round of the program: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

June 10, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Regarding the Decision in Vergara v. California:

“For students in California and every other state, equal opportunities for learning must include the equal opportunity to be taught by a great teacher.

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June 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces $75 Million GEAR UP Competition

To focus on building successful practices aimed at improving college fit and college readiness for underrepresented, underprepared and low-income students across the country, the U.S.

June 2, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Today the U.S. Department of Education is releasing resources to emphasize and support the needs of foster care students.

May 28, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the passing of Maya Angelou:

"Maya Angelou was not just a phenomenal writer and artist – she was a teacher and mentor whose words will live on for generations. She once wrote, 'When you learn, teach, when you get, give.' Dr. Angelou certainly lived by that wisdom throughout her amazing life, and the world is a better place because of her."

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May 25, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the shootings near University of California, Santa Barbara

"My thoughts are with the community around the University of California, Santa Barbara, as it mourns the students killed in this senseless tragedy and keeps vigil with those who were injured. Instead of celebrating the end of the semester and the upcoming commencement ceremony, the campus is grieving.

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