Raise the Bar
February 17, 2023
"Raise the Bar: Lead the World" is the U.S. Department of Education's call to action to transform P-12 education and unite around what truly works—based on decades of experience and research—to advance educational equity and excellence.
March 21, 2023Goal: Develop a comprehensive and rigorous education for every student with high-quality instruction that prepares them to be active, engaged, and lifelong learners. The Problem
March 8, 2023U.S. Department of Education Announces Finalists in the Future Finder Challenge to Advance Digital Career Navigation Tools for Adult Learners
Today, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing five finalists in the Future Finder Challenge, a $1 million challenge to reimagine career navigation for adult learners. This is the first time the Department has launched a challenge to advance the education technology space for adult learners.
March 1, 2023U.S. Secretary of Education to Participate in National Read Across America Day by Reading to Students in Dual Language Program
On Thursday, March 2, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will read to students at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C., during National Read Across America Day.
February 15, 2023U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program Grants to Strengthen Teachers of Color Pipeline and Address Teacher Shortage
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced first-ever awards, totaling over $18 million, for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program grants to increase high-quality teacher preparation programs for teachers of color, strengthen the diversity of our teacher pipeline, and address teacher shortages.
January 30, 2023U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Visit Nashville, Tennessee During “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” Tour
On Monday, Jan. 30, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten will continue her “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” tour by traveling to Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee to discuss ways the campus—three schools serving grades 5 through 12—can continue to promote academic excellence and prepare its students for global competitiveness.
January 24, 2023Secretary Cardona Announces the U.S. Department of Education’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” Initiative
In a major address, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona laid out his vision for the direction the agency will follow in 2023 to promote academic excellence, improve learning conditions, and prepare our students for a world where global engagement is critical to our nation’s standing.
January 24, 2023
Thank you to everyone, here and on the livestream, for joining us today for an important conversation on what it will take to Raise the Bar in education – and Lead the World – in three key areas: academic excellence, boldly improving learning conditions, and preparing our students for a world of global competitiveness.