September 14, 2016
The Obama Administration today announced that 61 higher education institutions and systems have committed to take the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge, joining the 25 signatories that took the pledge when it was first announced in June.
September 6, 2016Statement by U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell Regarding Announced ITT Educational Services Inc. Closure, Education Department Plan to Support Students
Following is the opening statement delivered today by Under Secretary Ted Mitchell in a press call with reporters to discuss the announced ITT Educational Services Inc. closure and the U.S. Department of Education's plan to support students.
Under Secretary Mitchell:
Thanks everyone for joining us today.
August 25, 2016Department of Education Bans ITT from Enrolling New Title IV Students, Adds Tough New Financial Oversight
The U.S. Department of Education today took a series of actions to protect students and taxpayers by banning ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) from enrolling new students using federal financial aid funds, and stepping up financial oversight of the for-profit educational provider.
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May 6, 2016
March 25, 2016Secretary of Education John King spoke about the role postsecondary education plays in ensuring society is equitable, healthy, and high-functioning. He also urged colleges and universities to reimagine higher education, including providing ambitious standards of access, affordability, and completion.
April 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education took additional steps today to protect students and taxpayers and crack down on abuses within the for-profit sector by continuing its enforcement actions against Corinthian Colleges Inc. After a comprehensive review, the U.S.
October 20, 2014U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit San Francisco, Spotlighting Economic Value of a Quality Education for All
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to San Francisco for events Monday and Tuesday aimed at spotlighting the economic benefits to America of developing excellence in education – from cradle to career.
October 2, 2014U.S. Department of Education Invests Nearly $96 Million to Ensure All Students Have Same Opportunities to Learn, Achieve and Succeed
The U.S. Department of Education announced today nearly $96 million in grants to ensure every student—regardless of wealth, zip code, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disability—has the same opportunities to learn and achieve.
April 7, 2014New U.S. Departments of Education and Labor College Consortium to Expand Educational Opportunities for Registered Apprenticeship Graduates
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S.