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May 22, 2013

Statement from Secretary Duncan on Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling on July 1

Our priority is to ensure that Congress doesn't allow federal student loan interest rates to double on July 1.

May 21, 2013

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Tragedy in Oklahoma

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the tragic loss of life in Oklahoma:

May 21, 2013

Applications Now Available to Improve Education and Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Disabilities

Today, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice in the Federal Register inviting applications for a new competitive grant program, Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE).

May 20, 2013

Obama Administration Approves Three More NCLB Flexibility Requests—37 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers

The Obama administration today approved three more requests for waivers 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. The approved states include Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia.

May 20, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces Arizona Will Receive $10.4 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Its Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona will receive $10.4 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

May 9, 2013

Departments of Justice and Education Reach Settlement to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment of Students at the University of Montana in Missoula

The Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights obtained a comprehensive resolution agreement today with the University of Montana-Missoula in Missoula, Mont., to ensure that it responds swiftly and effectively to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by students.

May 9, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Goes "Back to School" as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week

U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials from across the country went "Back to School" today, shadowing teachers across the country.

May 8, 2013

Join the Conversation for Change

Members of the public are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youth and young adults with disabilities. The U.S.

May 7, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Hosts Google Hangout with African American Educators

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a Google Hangout—"Celebrating African American Teachers in the Classroom"—at Howard University in Washington, D.C moderated by Tamron Hall of NBC News.