June 14, 2011Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Results of the 2010 NAEP History Assessment
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the results of the U.S. History 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4, 8, and 12:
June 13, 2011Obama Administration Plans NCLB 'Flexibility' Package Tied to Reform If Congress Does Not Act Soon on Reauthorization
The Obama Administration plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB) if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill prior to the August recess, in order to help support reform efforts underway at the state and local level.
June 10, 2011Department Officials Visit Delaware to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan
Leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) traveled to Delaware June 8-10 for an on-site program review with representatives from Delaware's Race to the Top team in Dover and district- and school-level teachers and leaders from the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District in Wilmington.
June 9, 2011
Washington, D.C.The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential.
June 7, 2011Department Officials Visit Massachusetts to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan
A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Malden today for an on-site program review with representatives from Massachusetts' Race to the Top team.
June 7, 2011Department Offers Guidance to Schools on Tuition-Free Trial Periods to Help Students Decide if an Educational Program is Right for Them
The Department of Education continued its commitment to postsecondary schools and students today with an announcement that it is providing institutions with guidance on tuition-free trial periods, which give students the chance to see if a program is right for them before they commit financially.
June 6, 2011U.S. Department of Education and Asia Society Release Report from International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Showcase Lessons from Around the World
The U.S. Department of Education and Asia Society released a report today entitled, “Improving Teacher Quality Around the World: The International Summit on the Teaching Profession,” addressing lessons shared during the two-day event held in New York City in March.
June 3, 2011
A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Columbus today for an on-site program review with representatives from Gov. Kasich's office and Ohio's Race to the Top team.
June 3, 2011Readout of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Conference Call with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Education Secretary Arne Duncan participated in a conference call today to discuss comprehensive immigration reform with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The pair made the case for why effective immigration reform is vital to U.S.
June 3, 2011Second Round of i3 Provides $150 Million to Continue Scaling-Up, Validating and Developing Effective Education Innovations
The U.S. Department of Education announced that $150 million will be available for the next round of Investing in Innovation (i3) grants to continue support for evidence-based practices in education. Individual school districts, groups of districts, and nonprofits in partnership with districts or a consortium of schools are invited to apply.