December 21, 2012
Thanks to the Chavez Middle School band and the Thomas Elementary school children's choir. Thank you for that beautiful music.
It's a bittersweet day today. We need to listen carefully to the voices of children at this moment. We need to savor their innocence, and applaud their unquenchable appetite for self-expression and renewal.
September 28, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $21.2 million to 60 recipients in 24 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools.
September 28, 2012U.S. Department of Education Announces Grants Totaling Nearly $4 Million to Charter School Developers
The U.S. Department of Education announced today 20 grants totaling nearly $4 million to directly fund charter developers for the planning, program design and implementation of new charter schools, and the sharing of practices and dissemination of information by successful charter schools. Today's grants will serve 18 new, or recently opened charter schools over the next three years.
September 28, 2012U.S. Education Department Awards $28 Million to Boost Literacy Skills for Low-Income Students and Help Them Succeed in the 2lst Century Economy
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $28 million for 46 first-time grants that aim to improve literacy skills for students in high-need districts and schools.
September 28, 2012U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.9 Million for Research on Rehabilitation Care for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
The U.S. Department of Education awarded 16 grants totaling more than $6.9 million for research on all aspects of rehabilitation care for those who sustain traumatic brain injuries.
September 28, 2012Education Department Awards $52 Million in Grants to 22 Comprehensive Centers to Advance Reform Goals and Student Achievement
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 22 Comprehensive Centers across the country have been awarded a total of $52 million to increase the capacity of states to help districts and schools meet student achievement goals.
September 28, 2012U.S. Education Department Awards $950,000 to the University of Alabama for Advanced Engineering Research and Development Program
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $950,000 grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities (RERC RecTech).
September 25, 2012Education Department Awards $12.3 Million to Strengthen Educational Opportunities at Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $12.3 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. These two-year grants are being awarded to 11 campuses in Hawaii and Alaska to improve their academic quality, instruction and facilities.
September 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 17 Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) Program grants totaling $11 million will be awarded to support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.
September 25, 2012U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $9.9 Million in Grants to Three States to Improve Their Academic Assessments
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $9.9 million in Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAGs) to three state education agencies—Kansas, Maryland and Oregon—to improve their state academic assessments. The primary measure of school success under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is proficiency on state assessments.