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December 19, 2014

For Public Feedback: A College Ratings Framework

"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.

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December 18, 2014

University of Cincinnati, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Ensure Equal Access to UC’s Websites for Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with the University of Cincinnati to ensure that the school’s websites comply with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

December 17, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Senate's Confirmation of James Cole Jr. as Education Department General Counsel

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan:

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December 12, 2014

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Youngstown State University to Ensure Equal Access to its Websites for Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Youngstown State University in Ohio to ensure that the school’s websites comply with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

December 11, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on the E-rate program:

"The Federal Communications Commission’s vote to further modernize the E-rate program ensures the program will continue to help our schools be part of the digital age. This is another huge step forward in our ConnectED Initiative’s work to provide high-speed internet access to schools and high-quality digital learning resources to teachers and students.

December 11, 2014

NY Education Commissioner John King to Join Education Department as Senior Advisor

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. will join the U.S. Department of Education as a senior advisor.

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December 10, 2014

18 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that 18 states have been awarded grants, totaling more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program.

December 8, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for Louisiana

The Obama Administration announced today that Louisiana has received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

December 8, 2014

Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder Announce Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education Services to America’s Confined Youth

ALEXANDRIA, Va. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America’s estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day.