September 21, 2015Department Awards $60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities and Organizations
Note: This has been updated to reflect an additional $1,919,799 grant in FY 15 to Excelsior College (NY). Total recommended funding is contingent on future Congressional appropriations.
September 16, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Adviser to Expand Access to Open Digital Resources in Schools
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.
September 15, 2015Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces Four Principal Ambassador Fellows for the 2015-16 School Year
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of four principals to be the Department’s Principal Ambassador Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year, in addition to nine teachers as 2015-2016 Teaching Ambassador Fellows.
September 15, 2015
Today, the nation begins its annual observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. Through Oct. 15, Americans will reflect on the many contributions Hispanics have made to enrich the tapestry of our country in a wide variety of areas.
September 14, 2015iCount: Equity through Representation Symposium Explores the Power of Data Disaggregation in the Educational Equity Movement
Today marks the start of the iCount: Equity through Representation symposium, a convening of over 100 representatives from educational institutions and philanthropic and community organizations to bring attention to the need for data disaggregation to better represent and support the unique academic needs of a diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population
September 14, 2015U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release Guidance on Including Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today released guidance urging early learning programs to include children with disabilities.
September 11, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of nine teachers selected to be Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year. Three of the teachers will serve as full-time employees at the U.S. Department of Education’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., while six will remain in their classrooms and participate on a part-time basis.
September 10, 2015U.S. Department of Education Approves 16 States' Plans to Provide Equal Access to Excellent Educators
As part of its Excellent Educators for All initiativedesigned to ensure that all students have equal access to a high-quality educationthe U.S.
September 8, 2015
Building on the significant progress seen in America's schools over the last six years, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that Pennsylvania has received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
September 3, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces $25 Million for Science and Literacy-Themed Television and Digital Media
The U.S. Department of Education announced today two grant awards totaling $25 million to Twin Cities Public Television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the development of television and multimedia programs that will engage preschool and young elementary school children and their families in science and literacy-themed learning.