August 19, 2015
After announcing action earlier this summer to help students who were harmed by Corinthian Colleges Inc., today the U.S. Department of Education announced its next steps to develop regulations to clarify and streamline loan forgiveness in the future for those who have a defense to repayment of their federal Direct student loan.
August 18, 2015Department of Education Seeks Public Input for Guidance on Protecting Privacy of Student Medical Records
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to protect students' privacy and ensure that all higher education institutions help promote a safe and healthy campus for students, the Department of Education's Chief Privacy Officer is reaching out for input on protecting student medical records from ina
August 17, 2015Fact Sheet: 100,000 Children from Low-and Moderate-Income Families Could Lose Access to High-Quality Preschool Under the 2016 House and Senate Spending Bills
Editor’s Note: State-by-state data follows in table below.
August 14, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Indiana Denying Preschool to Undocumented Children
“Indiana is rightfully proud of its steps to expand preschool programs and elevate quality, but it’s shortsighted and wrong to deny children educational opportunity from the starting line because of their immigration status – especially children who are clearly here through no fault of their own.
August 14, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $16.2 Million in Grants to Improve School Leadership at Lowest-Performing Schools
The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $16.2 million to eight grantees to develop and implement or enhance and implement a leadership pipeline that selects, prepares, places, supports and retains school leaders or leadership teams at low-performing schools that need the most help in meeting the academic needs of its students.
August 14, 2015College Students in 36 States to Benefit from Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants Focused on Success in Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education today announced an additional $23.4 million in Student Support Services grants to more than 100 institutions in 36 states, aimed at helping college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.
August 13, 2015
Building on the significant progress seen in America’s schools over the last six years, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that Maine and Michigan have each received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
August 12, 2015U.S. Education Department Awards 38 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.
August 7, 2015$9.2 Million in Grants Awarded to Nine States to Improve Training Systems to Help Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of $9.2 million in grants to nine states to improve personnel training systems to help children with disabilities. States receiving grants are: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada and Tennessee.
August 7, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education announced today nearly $14 million in five-year grants to operate 40 parent training and information centers to assist America’s families of children with disabilities.