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March 13, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to 10 States to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 10 states will receive more than $95 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 12, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on James H. Shelton III being confirmed by the Senate as the Deputy Secretary of Education

"Jim Shelton has dedicated his life to finding new and better ways to level the playing field for every student—no matter his or her zip code," Duncan said. "He's a champion for children, and a trusted partner and friend. I'm thrilled he's been confirmed as a key member of the Department's leadership team."

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March 6, 2014

Secretary Duncan Appoints Member to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the sixth and final appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

The committee's new member, appointed to a six-year term, is:

March 4, 2014

Obama Administration 2015 Budget Prioritizes Key Education Investments to Provide Opportunities for All Americans

The Obama administration continued to prioritize education in the 2015 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would create opportunity for every child.

February 28, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Voluntary Resolution of Kentucky’s Christian County Public Schools Discipline Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Christian County Public Schools in Kentucky to improve the district’s disciplinary system so that all students will receive equitable treatment.

February 26, 2014

U.S. Department of Education and Indianapolis Public Schools Reach Agreement to Provide Equal Access to Interscholastic Athletics for Female Students

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with the Indianapolis Public Schools in Indiana to ensure that the district provides equal athletic opportunities for girls.

February 25, 2014

Department Releases New Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) released new guidance today to help school systems and educators interpret and understand the major laws and best practices protecting student privacy while using online educational services.

February 20, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to Nine States to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nine states will receive more than $71 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's

February 10, 2014

75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.

February 7, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to 6 States and District of Columbia to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that six states and the District of Columbia will receive more than $38 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through new awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.