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.
June 9, 2011
Washington, D.C.The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential.
June 7, 2011Department Officials Visit Massachusetts 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) travelled to Malden today for an on-site program review with representatives from Massachusetts' Race to the Top team.
June 7, 2011Department Offers Guidance to Schools on Tuition-Free Trial Periods to Help Students Decide if an Educational Program is Right for Them
The Department of Education continued its commitment to postsecondary schools and students today with an announcement that it is providing institutions with guidance on tuition-free trial periods, which give students the chance to see if a program is right for them before they commit financially.