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January 17, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"A little over 50 years ago, our nation engaged in a loud, sometimes deadly and tumultuous discussion about civil rights. From coast to coast, Americans of all backgrounds and creeds stood together and demanded more from each other and our country. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2014

Fact Sheet: Education Datapalooza to Promote Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability, and Completion

Editor's Note: In addition to reading the fact sheet provided below, please see a new blog post by White House Director of the Domestic Policy Council

January 13, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Retirement of Congressman George Miller

For 40 years, George Miller has served his constituents in California and the American people through his dedication to improving America's education system. His passionate work on behalf of our nation's children has been unwavering in its commitment to excellence for all students.

January 8, 2014

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today released a school discipline guidance package that will assist states, districts and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate, and ensure those policies and practices comply with federal law.

January 6, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards Additional $1.9 Million Grant to Newtown, Connecticut, to Further Support Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $1.9 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

December 23, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to Seven States to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Their Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive over $43.4 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

December 18, 2013

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the 2013 TUDA Results:

“The 2013 TUDA results show student performance in large cities continues to both improve overall and that large-city schools nationwide are improving at a faster pace than the nation as a whole.