April 12, 2011Departments of Education and Justice Reach Agreement with Owatonna, Minn., Public Schools to Resolve Harassment Allegations
WASHINGTON – Today, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, reached a settlement agreement with Independent School District #761 in Owatonna, Minn., to resolve an investigation into race and national origin harassment and disproportionate discipline of Somali-American students at Owatonna High School.
April 8, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eleven states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
April 8, 2011White House, Department of Education Announce 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge Finalists
WASHINGTON – Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced the six high schools selected as finalists for this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. As part of the next step of the Commencement Challenge, the Get Schooled Foundation will now work with each school to produce a video for the online voting portion of the challenge.
April 7, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a series of initiatives to safeguard student privacy while clarifying that states have the flexibility to share school data that are necessary to judge the effectiveness of government investments in education.
April 4, 2011Vice President Biden Announces New Administration Effort to Help Nation's Schools Address Sexual Violence
April 1, 2011Statement by Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny on the Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2
Following is a statement by Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who heads the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, regarding the fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day designated by the United Nations as Saturday, April 2.
April 1, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that four states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
April 1, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $46,000 to Help Chittenden East Supervisory Union Recover From Teen Suicide
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded Chittenden East Supervisory Union in Chittenden County, Vermont, a $46,484 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following the suicide of a 15-year-old male high school student.
March 31, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders issued a call to action today encouraging AAPI community members to consider making a difference in the lives of children by becoming teachers. As the baby boomer generation retires, the U.S. anticipates losing more than a million teachers. Today, AAPIs make up less than 1 percent of all teachers.
March 30, 2011North Dakota to Receive $1.2 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.2 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.