December 16, 2010
In response to requests for assistance from state and local officials across the country following a rash of bullying-related suicides, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today distributed a memo to state leaders outlining key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.
December 15, 2010U.S. Department of Education and Partners to Convene World’s Education Leaders for Summit on Teaching Profession in March 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join leaders from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI), together with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Asia Society and public broadcaster WNET, to host an International Summit on t
December 13, 2010U.S. Secretary of Education Announces New Board Members for Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced 13 new National Board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), a unit within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.
December 10, 2010
The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Task Force announced today that it will begin accepting submissions from the public of field-based practices to combat bullying.
December 10, 2010White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Hosts Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Research and Data Convening
Today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicks off its Research and Data Convening at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
December 9, 2010
Statement by U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan on today's release of the Department's Clery Act Final Program Review Determination Letter regarding Virginia Tech University.
December 9, 2010U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Anoka Hennepin Independent School District 11 Recover from Multiple Student Suicides
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded Anoka Hennepin Independent School District 11 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, a $49,641 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following the suicide deaths of nine students since September 2009.
December 7, 2010Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Results of the Program for International Student Assessment
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2009 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development:
December 6, 2010Department Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Marin County School Community Recover From Tragic Events Involving Students
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the Marin County Office of Education in San Rafael, Calif.
December 2, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on congressional passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will reauthorize federal school meals programs: