Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a Google Hangout—"Celebrating African American Teachers in the Classroom"—at Howard University in Washington, D.C moderated by Tamron Hall of NBC News.
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6–10, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6–10, 2013.
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing National Public Service Week, May 5–11, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.
2013 Investing in Innovation Competition Continues with Invitation for Scale-Up and Validation Applications
Following the launch of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) Development competition earlier this spring, today the U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the competition for the i3 program's Scale-up and Validation categories.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $48,000 to Help Vermont’s Windham Central Supervisory Union Recover From Teen Suicide
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Windham Central Supervisory Union, a regional education service agency, a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling more than $48,000.
Education Department Announces Changes to FAFSA Form to More Accurately and Fairly Assess Students' Need for Aid
Today the U.S. Department of Education announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department willfor the first timecollect income and other information from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together.
Webinar for College Seniors and Young Workers to Address Managing Student Loan Debt and Saving for a Secure Financial Future
An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today's needs and tomorrow's goals. "Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future" will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Blueprint to Elevate and Transform the Teaching Profession, Calls Educators to Action
Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will release the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also known as the Blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching).
Second Annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced; First-ever District Awardees Named
Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Persiacepe joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to announce the second annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.