“Kathleen Sebelius has been an extraordinary advocate for children and families and a tremendous partner to me as this administration works to ensure that every child gets a high-quality education from cradle to career. No one has worked harder to create opportunities for those who deserve them.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of Hazleton, Pa., Area School District Civil Rights Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the Hazleton, Pa., Area School District to bring the district into compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for English Language Learner (ELL) students in the district.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of Manchester, N.H., School District Civil Rights Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today announced a settlement with New Hampshire’s Manchester School District, School Administrative Unit #37, aimed at providing greater access to college and career preparatory courses for black and Latino students.
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Mass Stabbings at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania
"We are saddened by today's stabbings at Franklin Regional High School. Our thoughts go out to the injured students and staff, and their families, the other students and teachers at the school, and the Murrysville community at large. Tragedies that strike communitieswhether it's an inner city school or in a suburban school in a quiet townimpact us all.
New U.S. Departments of Education and Labor College Consortium to Expand Educational Opportunities for Registered Apprenticeship Graduates
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to Five States to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive more than $85 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the launch of Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, a collaborative effort with federal partners to encourage developmental and behavioral screening for children to support the families and providers who care for them.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of South Carolina Virtual Charter Schools Civil Rights Investigation
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.
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.