February 9, 2016
The Obama Administration released a fiscal year 2017 budget today that makes crucial investments building on the Administration's work to advance educational equity and excellence, support teachers and school leaders, and promote college access, affordability and completion.
February 9, 2016Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Issued the Following Statement on the Commemoration of Black History Month
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate educators and civil rights leaders like Shirley Chisholm, Mary Jane McLeod-Bethune, Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and many more who emphasized the importance of providing all students access to a quality education.
February 8, 2016
As part of the Obama Administration's aggressive action to protect students and taxpayers, the U.S. Department of Education is creating a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education institutions.
February 5, 2016
Most first-time college students enroll in certificate or associate degree programs, indicating that the role of America’s more than 1,000 community colleges is more critical than ever.
February 2, 2016
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today new guidance to help states identify and eliminate low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing.
February 1, 2016
As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to protect students and increase accountability and transparency in higher education, the U.S.
January 28, 2016
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that James Cole Jr., who is currently serving as General Counsel to the Department, will assume the duties of Deputy Secretary.
January 21, 2016Toledo Public Schools, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Address Issues of African American Student Access to Resources
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Toledo Public Schools announced today that the district has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in providing equitable resources to African American students.
January 19, 2016"We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job."President Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 12, 2016
January 15, 2016
In a new letter sent today to governors, chief state school officers, state health officials and state Medicaid directors, the U.S.