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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.

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.