January 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is leading new interagency partnerships to bring hands-on STEM learning opportunities to high-need students during after-school and out-of-school time. Through this collaboration, the Department will expand an existing pilot program with NASA and build new partnerships with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
January 28, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new guide for educators on ways to identify and help prevent child trafficking in schools.
January 19, 2015
"We honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day when we give all children a real opportunity to attain a world-class educationone that prepares them to succeed in college and careers and to lead fulfilling lives. Dr. King's contributions to the civil rights movement marked a critical juncture in our nation's history, and in our quest for social justice.
January 16, 2015
The US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a coalition of more than 36 content partners will host a series of Future Ready Regional Summits to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes throu
January 14, 2015
"There is agreement it is time to replace No Child Left Behind, and I look forward to working with Chairman Alexander, Sen. Murray and others in Congress to create a bipartisan law that accelerates the progress of our schools, protects civil rights, provides access to quality preschool and supports children and educators.
January 13, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a nearly $570,000 grant to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to assist with ongoing mental health services following a shooting near the campus in May 2014.
January 12, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today laid out a bold vision for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that continues a focus on the nation’s most vulnerable students.
January 7, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) today released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.
December 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Harvard University and its Law School after finding the Law School in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for its response to sexual harassment, including sexual assault.
December 19, 2014
"As a nation, we have to make college more accessible and affordable and ensure that all students graduate with an education of real value. Our students deserve to know, before they enroll, that the schools they've chosen will deliver this value.