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September 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.4 Million in Grants to Connecticut’s Newtown Public School District to Further Support Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $3.1 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts over the next two school years in response to the tragic shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

August 29, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Student Loan Servicing

As a result of President Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education has announced several new steps to help federal student loan borrowers better manage their student debt.

August 28, 2014

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Indiana and Kansas

The Obama Administration announced today that Indiana and Kansas have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

August 28, 2014

New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve Education

As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators to share ideas for teacher leadership and collaborate to bring these ideas to fruition.

August 27, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces "Partners in Progress" Back-to-School Bus Tour to the South

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee for the Department's fifth annual back-to-school bus tour from Monday, Sept. 8, to Wednesday, Sept. 10.

August 22, 2014

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Ohio and Michigan

The Obama administration announced today that Ohio and Michigan have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

August 14, 2014

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin

The Obama administration announced today that five states—Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin—have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

August 14, 2014

U.S. Education Department Awards Almost $4 Million in Grants to Help Prepare Graduate Students for Leadership in Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of almost $4 million in grants to higher education institutions to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education, early intervention and related services.

August 13, 2014

Education Secretary Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition.

August 12, 2014

Education Department Awards 40 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college-and career readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.