October 7, 2016U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24 million to Local Education Agencies and Community-based Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 16 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grants, totaling more than $24 million, to local education agencies and community-based organizations to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students.
October 7, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students today awarded Flint Community Schools in Flint, Michigan a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $480,000.
October 6, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a one-year extension of New Hampshire’s existing competency-based assessment pilot to include a total of nine districts across the state. The pilot will continue to provide students, families and educators with timely and actionable feedback on student progress towards college and career readiness.
October 6, 2016U.S. Education Department Awards Over $71 Million in Grants to Strengthen International Studies, World Language Training and Global Experiences for Educators and Students
October 3, 2016U.S. Education Department Awards $4.4 Million to Improve Literacy and Education Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education today announced more than $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities.
October 3, 2016$2 Million Grant Awarded to University of Minnesota to Improve Academic Assessments of Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $2 million grant to the University of Minnesota’s National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) to support states and local school districts in increasing participation and improving results for children with disabilities in state and districtwide academic assessments.
October 3, 2016Five States Receive $39 Million in Grants to Prepare Students with Disabilities for College, Employment
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $39 million in grants to five states to help students with disabilities prepare for postsecondary education and competitive integrated employment. The states include: California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont.
September 30, 2016Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on School Shooting in Anderson, South Carolina
"I am heartbroken by yesterday's senseless act of violence at an elementary school in Anderson County, South Carolina. America's classrooms should be safe havens of joy and learning for students and teachers alike. And yet time and again we are forced to confront the reality of shattered lives and terrified children and teachers huddling for safety in bathrooms or storage closets.
September 29, 2016U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.5 Million in Grants to Help Schools and Communities Promote Equity in Education
The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $6.5 million in grants to fund four regional Equity Assistance Centers to support schools and communities creating equitable education opportunities for all students.
September 29, 2016U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $26 Million in Grants to Support Literacy in High-Needs Schools
The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $26 million to 29 grantees to develop and improve high-quality literacy programs in high-needs schools. The Innovative Approaches to Literacy grants will focus on the literacy needs of children in grades pre-K -12.