October 1, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $141 million from the College Access Challenge Grant Program to 50 states, five territories, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Palau. The program aims to increase college access for low-income students and help them complete their postsecondary education.
October 1, 2010$18 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Higher Education Institutions Serving Low-Income Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $18 million in grants to help 48 higher education institutions expand their capacity to serve low-income students.
September 30, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 99 new grant awards totaling $60.1 million to enhance colleges that enroll a high percentage of Hispanic students.
September 30, 2010U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $53 Million in Grants to Improve College Programs for American Indian Students
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 63 grant awards, totaling nearly $53 million, from the American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU) Program will go to colleges and universities that serve American Indian students.
September 29, 2010
September 27, 2010U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $9.2 Million to Institutions of Higher Education for Emergency Management Planning
Institutions of higher education in 17 new sites will be able to develop or review and improve, and fully integrate their emergency management planning efforts as a result of more than $9.2 million in Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.
September 24, 2010Department on Track to Implement Gainful Employment Regulations; New Schedule Provides Additional Time to Consider Extensive Public Input
The Department of Education today announced that it is on schedule to implement new regulations of the for-profit education sector dealing with gainful employment and 13 other issues to protect students and taxpayers. The regulations will be released in two phases.
September 21, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education today released a new video produced especially for Spanish-speaking families that shows how going to college is more attainable and more affordable than ever before.
September 15, 2010
Washington, D.C. The White House announced today that Dr. Jill Biden will convene the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. President Obama asked Dr. Biden to chair this event to highlight the critical role that community colleges play in developing America's workforce and reaching our educational goals.
September 15, 2010College-Ready Students and Student-Ready Colleges: Remarks of Deputy Secretary Tony Miller at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference
Thank you, Thelma, for that generous introduction. I am delighted and honored to be here in Secretary Duncan's place. He has always enjoyed the opportunity to speak and meet with HBCU presidents. He sends his regrets that he could not join you. But I know that improving the education of all students—but especially for students of color--is never far from his mind.