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September 26, 2013

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Portland, Maine, Public Schools to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached agreement with the Portland, Maine, Public Schools to ensure equal athletic opportunities for female students.

September 27, 2013

U.S. Education Department and Social Security Administration Award Four Grants to Improve Retirement Security within Minority Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration today announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to conduct research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities.

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September 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $2 Million in Grants to Eight Organizations to Provide Model Programs for Arts in Education

The U.S. Department of Education today announced $2 million in grants awarded to eight organizations to provide effective models of arts in education programs.

September 27, 2013

New Guidance Supports Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Higher Education

Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released new guidance that provides colleges and universities with information about the ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and reiterates the Departments' position on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity in higher education.

September 26, 2013

University Of Oregon Awarded $1.6 Million Grant To Help Improve Services For Children With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $1.6 million grant to the University of Oregon for the continued operation of the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

September 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $89.8 Million in Magnet School Assistance Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $89.8 million in Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grants to 27 school districts in 12 states.

September 26, 2013

Education Department Awards $20.1 Million in Grants to Strengthen 39 Higher Education Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the awarding of more than $20.1 million to 39 colleges and universities under the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

September 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards $14 Million in Grants to 31 Native American and Alaska Native Entities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of about $14 million in grants to 31 Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native entities to help them improve career and technical education programs.

September 25, 2013

Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University Awarded $748,126 Grant to Develop Cloud, Web Computing for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $748,126 grant to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to develop methods that lead to people with disabilities fully utilizing cloud and Web-based computer services.