The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest.
2012 Teacher Incentive Fund Invites Districts to Pursue a New Vision for Human Capital Through Stronger Evaluations and Greater Professional Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the final application period for the $285 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) 2012 competition.
Obama Administration Officials Host National Recognition Ceremony for First-Ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
U.S. Education Department Announces Resolution of Dearborn, Mich., Public Schools Civil Rights Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into a resolution agreement with the Dearborn, Mich., Public Schools to resolve a proactive enforcement action initiated at the district in April 2010.
Education Department Releases Proposal to Help Thousands of Disadvantaged Students Access College Through Savings Accounts
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will further help thousands of disadvantaged students access higher education through investing in college savings accounts.
92 New School Districts Selected for Project to Help More Students Complete the FAFSA and Access Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that 92 additional school districts will now have access to individualized data to help their students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. Today's announcement brings the number of states with waivers to 19.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of the “State-Tribal Education Partnership” – or STEP – pilot program, which will award $1.9 million in competitive grants to tribal education agencies (TEAs) to increase their role in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $800,000 to Help Joplin School District Recover from 2011 Deadly Tornado
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students, formerly the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, has awarded Joplin Schools in Joplin, Missouri, an Extended Services Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $818,185 to continue assistance for ongoing recovery efforts following a deadly tornado that ripped through the state last year.
National Education Leaders Release Shared Vision for the Next Generation of Teaching During the 2012 Labor Management Conference
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined seven fellow national education leaders today in signing a shared vision for the future of the teaching profession during the opening 2012 Labor Management Conference in Cincinnati.