December 9, 2011William Mendoza Appointed Director of White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of William Mendoza to lead the newly created White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
December 9, 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of José Rico as the new director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The Initiative is in charge of expanding academic excellence and improving educational opportunities for Hispanics for President Obama and Secretary Duncan.
December 8, 2011"My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of the officer killed in the line of duty today. "One of our top priorities in education is to keep students safe and learning. The Department of Education stands ready to provide resources and technical assistance to help campus officials deal with this tragic situation.
December 8, 2011Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan in Support of NEA's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's Report on Teacher Effectiveness
Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's report on teacher effectiveness:
December 8, 2011We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces $2 Billion in Resources to Support Job-Creating Startups
Today, the White House announced administrative and private sector actions that will help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs by increasing their access to capital and resources. The U.S.
December 7, 2011U.S. Department of Education Honors National Board Certified Teacher Leaders During Day-Long Celebration
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes and Obama Administration leaders today at the White House to congratulate the newest class of National Board Certified teachers and engage in a discussion with them on transforming the teaching profession.
December 6, 2011AIM Commission Releases Report on Disparities in Postsecondary Learning Material for Students with Disabilities
The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities released today a report providing Congress with vital recommendations for improving the ability of postsecondary students with disabilities to obtain accessible instructional materials in a timely and cost-effective manner.
December 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education released today Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies, a new report summarizing current approaches in the 46 states with anti-bullying laws and the 41 states that have created anti-bullying policies as models for schools.
December 5, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 33 states and the District of Columbia have submitted intents to nominate schools for the new Green Ribbon Schools awards program launched this past September. Schools nominated by state education agencies are eligible to receive the award.
December 2, 2011New Guidance Supports Voluntary Efforts to Promote Diversity and Reduce Racial Isolation in Education
Today, the Departments of Justice and Education released two new guidance documentsone for school districts and one for colleges and universitiesdetailing the flexibility that the Supreme Court has provided to educational institutions to promote diversity and, in the case of elementary and secondary schools, reduce racial isolation among students within the confines of the law.