June 29, 2016Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities.
November 17, 2015Education Department Announces New Guidance to Help Students with Disabilities as Part of 40th Anniversary of IDEA Law
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S.
October 13, 2015$4.8 Million Awarded to Improve Outcomes for Children with Disabilities through Improved Adolescent Literacy, Accessible Technology, Media Services and Educational Materials
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $4.8 million in grants to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
October 21, 2013$875,000 Awarded to University of California, San Francisco for Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living Policy
October 21, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of almost $1.8 million in grants to help older adults with disabilities. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.
September 30, 2013University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with DisabilitiesUniversity at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities
July 30, 2013
Thanks, Mike, for the kind introduction. It's a pleasure to join all of you.
The theme of this leadership conference—"building bridges"—is fitting.
Today, I'd like to talk with you about how the Administration and the Department of Education are continuing to support education reform and success for all students in the second term.
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 29, 2011Education Department Awards $11.5 Million in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education announced today $11.5 million in grants to help train educators to improve services and results for children with disabilities.
May 26, 2011Department of Education Issues Guidance on Rights of Students With Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology
Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance through Dear Colleague Letters to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education along with a Frequently Asked Questions document on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology.