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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.

June 26, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for New Hampshire 39 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers

The Obama Administration today approved the State of New Hampshire for a waiver from 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.

June 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Releases 2010-11 School-Level Leading Indicator Data

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of additional data from School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools for the 2010-11 school year.

June 25, 2013

Education Department Releases Guidance to Help Schools Better Support Pregnant and Parenting Students' Academic Success

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. This pamphlet updates and expands upon the pamphlet on this topic issued in 1991.

June 24, 2013

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:

June 21, 2013

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing the Anniversary of Title IX

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:

June 21, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Alabama 38 States and DC now Approved for Waivers

The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama for a waiver from 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.

June 20, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Announce Winning Recipes in Nationwide "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge"

New York, NY (June 20, 2013)—Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative.

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June 12, 2013

Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services Issue Letter to Health-Related Schools Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter today to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination.