November 9, 2011
Today, in advance of his visit to Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement regarding the decision by Ohio voters to repeal restrictions on collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state:
November 8, 2011
The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense announced last night the launch of “Learning Registry,”an open source community and technology designed to improve the quality and availability of learning resources in education.
November 4, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a proposal to create an Office of Early Learning, tasked with overseeing the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grants and coordinating early learning programs across the Department.
November 1, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on The Nation's Report Card: Reading and Mathematics 2011, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4 and 8:
October 25, 2011
Washington, DC Today, the Obama Administration announced it is taking steps to increase college affordability by making it easier to manage student loan debt. The announcement is part of a series of executive actions to put Americans back to work and strengthen the economy because we can't wait for Congressional Republicans to act.
October 24, 2011
October 20, 2011
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced today that 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico submitted applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million state-level competitive grant program to improve early learning and development.
October 17, 2011
"I appreciate the efforts of Senators Harkin and Enzi to build into the reauthorization bill more flexibility for states and districts while maintaining accountability at every level. I believe, however, that a comprehensive evaluation system based on multiple measures, including student achievement, is essential for education reform to move forward.
October 14, 2011
According to a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools, 77 percent of major city school systems need funds for repairs, renovations, modernization and new construction to meet 21st century educational needs.
October 11, 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the successful resolution of the first proactive civil rights enforcement action taken by the Department of Education under the Obama Administration..