July 27, 2011States Begin Reporting Uniform Graduation Rate, Reveal More Accurate High-School Completion Outcomes
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that this summer states will begin reporting high school graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year using a more rigorous, uniform four-year adjusted cohort, first developed by the nation's Governors in 2005.
July 22, 2011Department Officials Meet with Florida 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 to Tallahassee to meet with representatives from the Florida’s Race to the Top team today for an on-site program review.
July 21, 2011Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder Announce Effort to Respond to School-to-Prison Pipeline by Supporting Good Discipline Practices
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the launch of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, a collaborative project between the Departments of Justice and Education that will address the “school-to-prison pipeline” and the disciplinary policies and practices that can push students out of school and into the justice system.
July 21, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards $49 Million in Charter School Grants to Florida and New York to Increase Public School Options
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of two charter school grants, totaling $49 million, to increase public school options in Florida and New York.
July 19, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that three states and the District of Columbia will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the SIG program in fiscal year 2010.
July 18, 2011President Obama Meets with Powells and Leading CEOs on Making Investments to Ensure a Competitive US Workforce
Today, the President will host an education roundtable with business leaders, Secretary Duncan, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and Founding Chair General Colin Powell to discuss building upon strong industry-led partnerships that are working to transform the American education system.
July 14, 2011U.S. Education Department Joins U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Announce New Investment in School-Based Health Centers
Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today to announce awards of $95 million to 278 school-based health center programs across the country. Provided by the Affordable Care Act, the awards will help clinics expand and provide more health care services at schools nationwide.
July 13, 2011Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Passage of H.R. 2445
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released this statement regarding the House Education and Workforce Committee's Passage of H.R. 2445:
July 10, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards $446,295 Grant to New York City Department of Education to Help Low-Income Students Participate and Succeed in Advanced Placement Courses
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the New York City Department of Education will receive $446,295 in an Advanced Placement Incentives Program grant to help low-income students have greater access to advanced placement courses and to succeed in those courses.
July 10, 2011U.S. Department of Education Awards $422,612 Grant to Black Hills Special Services Cooperative to Help Low-Income Students Participate and Succeed in Advanced Placement Courses
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative will receive $422,612 in an Advanced Placement Incentives Program grant to help low-income students have greater access to advanced placement courses and to succeed in those courses.