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November 30, 2010

Under Secretary of Education to Address Civic Engagement, 2020 Completion Goal at MDCC Presidents Convening

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will speak at the Maryland Campus Compact (MDCC) 2010 Presidents Convening in Owing Mills, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 12:40 p.m.

November 23, 2010

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Grant Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded over $2.6 million for fiscal year 2010 to eight new AANAPISIs. The AANAPISI grants support leadership development, student retention and graduation, collection and analysis of AAPI student data, faculty training and curriculum development.

November 15, 2010

FDIC and NCUA Chairs Join Education Secretary to Announce Partnership to Promote Financial Education and Savings Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair, and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz joined together today in signing a new agreement that aims to help millions of students get on the path to financial success.

October 28, 2010

Department of Education Establishes New Student Aid Rules to Protect Borrowers and Taxpayers

The Obama administration today released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student aid programs at for-profit, nonprofit and public institutions by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive

October 5, 2010

The Linchpin: The New Mission of Community Colleges

Thank you, Dr. Biden. Your leadership, your knowledge, and your passion about community colleges are without precedent in the hallways of the White House.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7 Million to Tennessee to Invest in Financial Education for College Access and Success

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Tennessee Department of Education a $1.7 million grant through the Financial Education for College Access and Success program to develop, implement, and evaluate middle school and high school personal finance instructional materials and teacher training.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces $10.9 Million in Awards Under New Programs That Help Students with Intellectual Disabilities Transition to Postsecondary Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.9 million for 28 grants under two new federal programs that create opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to attend and be successful in higher education.

October 1, 2010

$5.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Boost Job Prospects for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will award more than $5.6 million in grants to support the professional development of state vocational rehabilitation staff who provide services that lead to employment of persons with disabilities.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.8 million to 23 colleges to enhance their capacity to serve low- and middle- income African-American students.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $19 Million to Retain Jobs; Funds Help Workers Transition Under SAFRA Loan Reforms

The U.S. Department of Education today announced $19 million in awards to help loan servicers in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program retrain and redeploy workers for new jobs. This program was authorized by SAFRA, part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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