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October 8, 2014

$121 Million Awarded in Grants to Help Improve Outcomes of Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today announced more than $121 million in grants to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilities—from cradle through career.

October 8, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to 34 Organizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.

October 7, 2014

Education Department Awards $4.3 Million in Grants for Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of 53 grants under two Fulbright-Hays international education programs to a total of 49 institutions and organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia:

October 7, 2014

Five Leaders Named by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing The Nation's Report Card

Washington — A California fourth-grade teacher, Massachusetts school chief, Hawaii middle-school principal, Alabama eighth-grade teacher, and Michigan science center president have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. Sec.

October 6, 2014

31 Organizations Pledge Support for Teach to Lead Boston, Denver and Louisville selected as sites for first “Teacher Leader Summits”

WASHINGTON — October 6, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 31 organizations have joined the Teach to Lead initiative as supporters in the effort to advance student learning by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership.

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October 2, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Invests Nearly $96 Million to Ensure All Students Have Same Opportunities to Learn, Achieve and Succeed

The U.S. Department of Education announced today nearly $96 million in grants to ensure every student—regardless of wealth, zip code, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disability—has the same opportunities to learn and achieve.

October 1, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Announces Guidance to Ensure All Students Have Equal Access to Educational Resources

All students—regardless of race, color, national origin or zip code—deserve a high-quality education that includes resources such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, technology and instructional materials, and safe school facilities. Today, U.S.

September 30, 2014

Department Awards $75 Million in "First in the World" Grants to 24 Colleges and Universities

To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the Education Department today awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new "First in the World" (FITW) grant program.

September 30, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.