November 16, 2015For-Profit College Company to Pay $95.5 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Recruiting, Consumer Fraud and Other Violations
WASHINGTON – The United States has reached a landmark global settlement with Education Management Corp. (EDMC), the second-largest for-profit education company in the country, the Department of Justice announced today.
November 13, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Congressional process for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
"It is good news for our nation's schools that Congress is taking the next step forward toward a serious bipartisan plan to revamp the outdated No Child Left Behind law. America's students deserve a bill that increases educational opportunity for all and lives up to the civil rights legacy of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
November 13, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces Highest-Rated Applications for the 2015 Investing in Innovation Competition
November 12, 2015Open Letter to Service Members and Veterans from U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell to our service members and veterans
Dear Service Members and Veterans,
November 12, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act
On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law. At the signing, Johnson spoke of the bill as the key that would unlock the door to education for millions of Americans.
November 12, 2015
In today's increasingly global, knowledge-based economy, education has never been more important. Students need to master important skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and team work in order to be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow and to lead fulfilling, successful lives. Over the past six years, the U.S.
November 10, 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 Louisiana has received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
November 6, 2015
Accreditation's historic function serves as an important protection for both students and taxpayers by assuring the quality of our postsecondary educational system. Since accreditation is a prerequisite for schools' participation in the federal student aid programs, it plays a "gatekeeping" role in institutional access to the annual $150 billion investment in federal student aid.
November 5, 2015Eight Tribes Receive Nearly $2.5 Million in Grants; Funds Help Tribes Take Control of Own Educational Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight federally recognized tribes will collectively receive nearly $2.5 million in grant awards from the U.S. Departments of Education and Interior to bolster their educational programs and advance self-determination goals through the development of academically rigorous and culturally relevant programs.
November 4, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Tenure of Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
"Wade Henderson has been a good friend and partner in our work to expand equity and opportunity in education for all students.