The U.S. Department of Education today announced the official FY 2011 two-year and official FY 2010 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates (CDR). The national two-year cohort default rate rose from 9.1 percent for FY 2010 to 10 percent for FY 2011. The three-year cohort default rate rose from 13.4 percent for FY 2009 to 14.7 percent for FY 2010.
U.S. Department Of Education Awards Nearly $1 Million to George Washington University to Support Educational Facilities Clearinghouse
The U.S. Department of Education announced today first year grant award of $973,763 for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to support the establishment and implementation of an Educational Facilities Clearinghouse.
Department Awards $211 Million for the Promoting the Readiness Of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) Initiative
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $211 million in five-year grants to five states and a consortium of six states to establish and operate model demonstration projects designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families.
U.S. Department of Education Awards $2.8 Million in Charter School Grants for Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 17 grants totaling $2.8 million to charter developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools, as well as for dissemination and sharing best practices of existing charter schools.
The Obama administration today approved the State of Texas for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
$4.6 Million in Grants Awarded for Research Projects Aimed at Helping Improve Lives of People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $4.6 million in grants to five institutions for research projects aimed at helping improve the lives of people with disabilities.
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Portland, Maine, Public Schools to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached agreement with the Portland, Maine, Public Schools to ensure equal athletic opportunities for female students.
U.S. Education Department and Social Security Administration Award Four Grants to Improve Retirement Security within Minority Low-Income Communities
The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration today announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to conduct research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities.
U.S. Department of Education Awards $2 Million in Grants to Eight Organizations to Provide Model Programs for Arts in Education
The U.S. Department of Education today announced $2 million in grants awarded to eight organizations to provide effective models of arts in education programs.