October 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $46,925,156 million in TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program grants to 128 grantees in 44 states, as well as Puerto Rico, to provide counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to enter, or continue, a program of postsecondary education.
October 6, 2011White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Convene President’s Advisory Commission Members
WASHINGTON – Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer Shakira will join a dozen fellow new members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for meetings at the White House and be sworn-in at an official ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday.
October 6, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $5 Million in Charter School Grants for Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination
The U.S. Department of Education announced today charter school grants totaling $4,792,526 to charter developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation, as well as for dissemination.
October 4, 2011
Today, the White House released a report, Teacher Jobs at Risk, outlining how the Administration's effortsincluding the American Jobs Actwill keep teachers in the classroom, strengthen our schools and improve the local economy in communities across the country.
October 3, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month:
September 30, 2011Education Department Awards Nearly $2.9 Million to Colleges and Universities to Strengthen Minority Participation in STEM-Related Fields
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 12 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations will receive $2,898,578 in grants to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
September 30, 2011Department Awards $3.95 Million in Grants to Support Institutions Serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $3.95 million to support colleges and universities serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program.
September 30, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards 13 Grants Totaling $4.8 Million to Support Strengthening Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions
The U.S. Department of Education announced today 13 grant awards totaling $4.8 million to support Strengthening Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions. The grants will enable recipients to better serve Native Americans and low-income individuals by increasing the grantees' ability to improve their academic programs, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
September 30, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $24,601,758 to 62 colleges to enhance their capacity to serve low and middle-income African American students.
September 30, 2011Education Department Proposes Reforms to Improve Teacher Preparation Programs and Better Prepare Educators for Classroom SuccessNote to Editors: There will be a press call today to discuss this announcement at 1:45 p.m. ET. Members of the press may join by dialing 877-950-3597 and giving the passcode: "teachers."
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