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December 1, 2014

Education Department Clarifies Requirements for Offering Single-Sex Classes

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance today for K-12 schools that offer or want to offer single-sex classes. 

November 26, 2014

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Texas' Harmony Public Schools to Ensure Equal Access for English Language Learner Students and Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Harmony Public Schools in Texas, to ensure compliance by its charter schools with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and disability.

November 25, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Proposes Plan to Strengthen Teacher Preparation

The U.S. Department of Education today announced proposed regulations that help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed in the classroom.

November 24, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for Oklahoma

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it is reinstating Oklahoma’s authority to implement flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind, through the end of the 2014-15 school year.

November 21, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

“Absent congressional action, President Obama has taken a number of common-sense steps to address our broken immigration system that will, among other things, keep families together and expand educational opportunity for so many currently living in the shadows.

November 20, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the shooting at Florida State University:

“My thoughts are with the community around Florida State University, as it keeps vigil with those who were victims in this senseless tragedy. I commend university officials who acted quickly to ensure other members of the campus community were not injured.

November 20, 2014

U.S. Education Department Reaches Voluntary Resolution Agreement Following Minneapolis Public School District Discipline Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review concerning student discipline in the Minneapolis Public School District, the largest school system in Minnesota. An investigation revealed that black students in grades K-12 were significantly overrepresented in the district's disciplinary actions.

November 20, 2014

U.S. Department Of Education Supports Nonprofit Education Group's Intent to Purchase a Majority of Corinthian College Campuses

The U.S. Department of Education announced its support today of an agreement between ECMC Group and Corinthian Colleges Inc. for ECMC Group’s newly formed nonprofit education entity, Zenith Education Group, to acquire 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses for transition to nonprofit status.

November 18, 2014

More than 100 School Leaders Chosen to Attend White House Conference on Digital Learning

More than 100 school superintendents have been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in “ConnectED to the Future,” hosted by President Obama on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the White House. The event will bring together superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning.

November 17, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC’s E-rate proposal:

“Chairman Wheeler's proposal to boost E-rate funding will put the nation well on the path toward realizing President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative and its vision of ensuring all students have the opportunities that accompany high-speed wireless in their classrooms, learning devices to access the internet and high-quality digital learning resources.