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July 24, 2013

Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on Student Loans

"The compromise reached by a bipartisan group of Senators and led by President Obama is a major victory for college students across the country. If enacted, the plan would cut rates on nearly every single new college loan this year, offering relief to nearly 11 million borrowers.

July 19, 2013

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Duncan on House ESEA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 5

"America's families, students and teachers deserve an education law that advances progress for all students—especially our most vulnerable children. The bill that the House passed today is not that law.

July 19, 2013

Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on FCC Action to Connect More Students to High-Speed Internet

"I want to thank the FCC Commissioners for accepting the President's challenge to bring America's classrooms into the modern age with high-speed Internet. Their vote today marks a first step in a five-year effort that will have enormous benefits for students, teachers and families, and for our national competitiveness.

July 17, 2013

Federal Agencies Announce First Round of School Turnaround AmeriCorps Grants

An innovative partnership to help improve the nation's persistently underachieving schools took another step forward today as the U.S.

July 9, 2013

Secretary Duncan Issues Statement in Response to Senate Subcommittee Vote to Invest in Early Learning Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee voting to invest in early learning programs.

July 8, 2013

Nearly Three Million Students from over 30,000 Schools Recognized by the 2013 President's Education Awards Program

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the 2013 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly three million students from more than 30,000 public and private schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

July 2, 2013

Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on the Anniversary of Title VI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement regarding the anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

"The 49th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of education in America's progress toward racial equality.

June 28, 2013

Statement by Secretary Duncan on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Senate's vote on immigration reform yesterday:

June 27, 2013

Education Department Releases Latest College Cost Data to Help Families Make Informed Decisions

Today, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to increase transparency around the cost of college. The updated lists highlight institutions with the highest tuition prices, highest net prices, and institutions whose costs are rising at the fastest rates.