May 16, 2016
Earning a college degree is an increasingly important step towards entering the middle class.
May 13, 2016U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $100,000 to Crazy Horse School on Pine Ridge Reservation to Recover From Multiple Student Suicides and Attempted Suicides
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students awarded Crazy Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $107,631.
May 13, 2016U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance today to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.
May 11, 2016Finalists in $225,000 Reach Higher Career App Challenge Announced by White House, U.S. Education Department
May 10, 2016U.S. Department of Education Launches $65 Million Grant Competition for Creating, Expanding High-Quality Public Charter Schools
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a competition to award $65 million in grants to as many as 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country to create and expand charter schools that support students from underserved communities.
May 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education today urged America’s colleges and universities to remove barriers that can prevent the estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education, including considering the chilling effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested.
May 6, 2016
NOTE: The National Summit on Teacher Diversity, taking place today, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, at the U.S. Department of Education, will be livestreamed.
May 4, 2016U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on Office for Civil Rights to Ensure Educational Equity for All Students
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today released its fiscal year 2015 annual report highlighting efforts during the last year to protect students’ civil rights and increase educational equity nationwide.
May 4, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John King today announced the 52nd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 160 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
May 3, 2016U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Reach Voluntary Settlement with Arizona Department of Education to Meet the Needs of English Language Learner Students
The U.S. Departments of Education's Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division entered into a voluntary settlement agreement late yesterday with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.