June 30, 2011New Data from the U.S. Department of Education 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection Show Continuing Disparities in Educational Opportunities and Resources
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released data that cast much-needed light on disparities in educational resources and opportunities for students across the country. These data provide policymakers, educators and parents with critical information that will aid them in identifying inequities and targeting solutions to close the persistent educational achievement gap in America.
June 28, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Congress today that the Administration supports passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, for two basic reasons: it’s crucial for meeting our national goals and future workforce needs, and also sends the right message about the value of hard work and our Nation’s basic sense of fairness.
June 23, 2011Department Officials Meet with D.C. Representatives to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan
A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) met with representatives from the D.C.'s Race to the Top team today for an on-site program review.
June 23, 2011U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Challenges Nation to Work Together to Make Hispanic Educational Excellence a Priority
WASHINGTON – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today urged parents, educators and school leaders at every level of government to make Hispanic educational excellence a national priority.
June 23, 2011
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today marked the anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by recognizing the momentous steps taken since its passage to protect students from discrimination and harassment. The landmark legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal funds.
June 21, 2011
A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Honolulu yesterday for a two-day on-site program review with representatives from Hawaii's Race to the Top team.
June 20, 2011
June 14, 2011Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Results of the 2010 NAEP History Assessment
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the results of the U.S. History 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4, 8, and 12:
June 13, 2011Obama Administration Plans NCLB 'Flexibility' Package Tied to Reform If Congress Does Not Act Soon on Reauthorization
The Obama Administration plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB) if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill prior to the August recess, in order to help support reform efforts underway at the state and local level.
June 10, 2011Department Officials Visit Delaware to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan
Leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) traveled to Delaware June 8-10 for an on-site program review with representatives from Delaware's Race to the Top team in Dover and district- and school-level teachers and leaders from the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District in Wilmington.