July 23, 2012Secretary Duncan, White House, Smithsonian Officials to Celebrate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Anniversary
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with officials from White House and the Smithsonian Institution will join high-school student leaders from New York and Washington D.C., today for a series of events celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
July 20, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education will host the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 6-7, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on ensuring that anti-bullying efforts are coordinated and based on the best available research.
July 20, 2012Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. The launch of the new website, StudentAid.gov, follows a report from the U.S.
July 19, 2012Obama Administration Approves Seven More NCLB Flexibility Requests - 32 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers
The Obama administration today approved seven more requests for waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
July 16, 2012Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on "Teacher Evaluation in Tennessee: A Report on Year 1 Implementation"
"The Tennessee Department of Education's report on implementing a new teacher evaluation system documents yearlong efforts to strengthen instruction and improve student outcomes through Race to the Top.
July 12, 2012
In remarks prepared for delivery to the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will praise governors for increasing college completion but will also challenge states to maintain support for higher education while urging colleges and universities to hold down tuition.
July 11, 2012
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new interactive loan counseling tool to provide students with financial management basics, like information about their current loan debt and estimates for student loan debt levels after graduation.
July 6, 2012U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $56,000 to Help Chardon Local Schools Recover from School Shooting
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $56,000 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) Immediate Services grant awarded to Chardon Local Schools in Chardon, Ohio, to support recovery efforts following a shooting at Chardon High School earlier this year that resulted in the death of three students and injury of three others.
July 6, 2012Obama Administration Approves Two More States For NCLB Flexibility – More Than Half of the Country Now Approved for Waivers, More to Follow
The Obama administration approved Washington and Wisconsin today for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
July 3, 2012
Average math scores for fourth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools have improved since 2009 according to a national study released today, though the overall academic progress of these students has stalled since 2005.