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:
December 1, 2010Statement from the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Support of the DREAM Act
The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders supports the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act ("DREAM Act"). The DREAM Act is good for our economy, our security, and our nation.
November 30, 2010
As the recently released "Building a Grad Nation" report provides a renewed call to action to address high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that of the more than 700 schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) to implement one of the four turnaround models this year, 48 percent are high schools.
November 23, 2010Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Grant Funding
The U.S. Department of Education awarded over $2.6 million for fiscal year 2010 to eight new AANAPISIs. The AANAPISI grants support leadership development, student retention and graduation, collection and analysis of AAPI student data, faculty training and curriculum development.
November 18, 2010Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on NAEP Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results, which the National Center for Education Statistics released today:
November 17, 2010
Speaking to their dedication to America’s children, Education Secretary Arne Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board today.
November 16, 2010Education Secretary Celebrates Top Schools and Their Leaders at 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards CeremonyU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes today honored 314 schools as the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2010Education Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals
Washington Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today urged passage of legislation to improve school meals before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.