June 30, 2011Department Officials Meet with Georgia 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) travelled today to Atlanta to meet with representatives from the Georgia’s Race to the Top team for an on-site program review.
June 30, 2011
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released several College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of its effort to help students make informed decisions about their choice for higher education. These lists are an important part of the Administration’s work to make college costs more transparent and to boost college affordability and accessibility.
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: