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July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $90,000 to Brunswick City School District to Restore Safe School Environment Following Several Tragedies

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $90,250 to Brunswick City School District in Brunswick, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following several tragic incidents, beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January of this year.

July 2, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we can reflect upon and celebrate the strides our nation has made in many areas – at the ballot box, and in employment, public places, and our nation's schools.

July 1, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Harris v. Quinn Ruling

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that helped build America’s middle class. I’ve seen firsthand as Education Secretary that collaborating with unions and their state and local affiliates helps improve outcomes for students. The President and I remain committed to defending collective bargaining rights."

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June 30, 2014

Education Department Updates College Affordability and Transparency Lists

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to keep college within reach for all Americans and encourage institutions to make the costs of college more transparent, the U.S. Department of Education today updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center.

June 24, 2014

New Accountability Framework Raises the Bar for State Special Education Programs

To improve the educational outcomes of America’s 6.5 million children and youth with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education today announced a major shift in the way it oversees the effectiveness of states’ special education programs.

June 23, 2014

U.S. Department of Education signs plan to protect students by avoiding immediate closure of Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education is working with Corinthian Colleges Inc. on a plan to avoid an immediate closure of the career training program chain and prevent suddenly disrupting the education of 72,000 students and the jobs of 12,000 employees.

June 20, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan On the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 70th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing on June 22, 1944, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill.

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Heightens Oversight of Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has placed Corinthian Colleges Inc. on an increased level of financial oversight after the company failed to address concerns about its practices, including falsifying job placement data used in marketing claims to prospective students and allegations of altered grades and attendance.

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Announces Action to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

The Obama Administration today announced new steps to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education to comply with new campus safety and security related requirements aimed at curbing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

June 13, 2014

States Continue Progress During Second Year of Race to the Top

Today the U.S. Department of Education released Race to the Top state progress reports for seven states that received grants in the third round of the program: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.