March 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with South Carolina Charter School District to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for students with disabilities in the District.
March 19, 2014
Today the U.S. Department of Education released the year three Race to the Top state progress reports for the District of Columbia and the 11 states that received grants in the first two rounds of the program: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
March 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $134 million 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition on March 14th, 2014 with the release of the program's invitation for pre-applications for the i3 "Development" grants (up to $3,000,000 each).
March 14, 2014
The Obama Administration announced today new steps to address growing concerns about burdensome student loan debt by requiring career colleges to do a better job of preparing students for gainful employmentor risk losing access to taxpayer-funded federal student aid.
March 13, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 10 states will receive more than $95 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
March 12, 2014
"Jim Shelton has dedicated his life to finding new and better ways to level the playing field for every studentno matter his or her zip code," Duncan said. "He's a champion for children, and a trusted partner and friend. I'm thrilled he's been confirmed as a key member of the Department's leadership team."
March 6, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the sixth and final appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).
The committee's new member, appointed to a six-year term, is:
March 4, 2014
The Obama administration continued to prioritize education in the 2015 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would create opportunity for every child.
February 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Christian County Public Schools in Kentucky to improve the district’s disciplinary system so that all students will receive equitable treatment.
February 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with the Indianapolis Public Schools in Indiana to ensure that the district provides equal athletic opportunities for girls.