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July 9, 2014

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement Agreement with Jefferson Parish Public School System Ensuring Equal Access and Non-Discrimination in Schools

WASHINGTON -- The Departments of Education and Justice announced today that they have reached a comprehensive agreement with the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana (JPPSS) to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of their own national origin or immigration status, or that of their parents or guardians.  The agreement also resolves complaints regarding JPP

July 7, 2014

New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators

As part of its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The initiative will help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them most.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Accepts Operating Plan from Corinthian Colleges Inc.

The U.S. Department of Education and Corinthian Colleges Inc. have agreed to an operating plan that provides students at the company’s career colleges a chance to complete their education and protects taxpayers’ investment while Corinthian works to either sell or close its campuses across the country in the next six months.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $121,000 to School District in Arapahoe, Colorado, to Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $121,200 to Littleton Public Schools in Arapahoe, Colorado, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of a student at Arapahoe High School last December.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Approves Extensions for States Granted Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that six states - Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia - 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).

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $90,000 to Brunswick City School District to Restore Safe School Environment Following Several Tragedies

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $90,250 to Brunswick City School District in Brunswick, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following several tragic incidents, beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January of this year.

July 2, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we can reflect upon and celebrate the strides our nation has made in many areas – at the ballot box, and in employment, public places, and our nation's schools.

July 1, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Harris v. Quinn Ruling

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that helped build America’s middle class. I’ve seen firsthand as Education Secretary that collaborating with unions and their state and local affiliates helps improve outcomes for students. The President and I remain committed to defending collective bargaining rights."

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June 30, 2014

Education Department Updates College Affordability and Transparency Lists

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to keep college within reach for all Americans and encourage institutions to make the costs of college more transparent, the U.S. Department of Education today updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center.

June 24, 2014

New Accountability Framework Raises the Bar for State Special Education Programs

To improve the educational outcomes of America’s 6.5 million children and youth with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education today announced a major shift in the way it oversees the effectiveness of states’ special education programs.