February 28, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the 2017 California wildfires. An additional $2.7 billion, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will be used to help K-12 school districts and schools as well as institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their recovery efforts.
September 12, 2016
The Department has established a toll-free Louisiana Flooding Hotline (1-844-348-4082) and Louisiana Flooding email address (LA_Flooding_Help@ed.gov).
The purpose of the hotline and email address is to provide answers to questions, make references to helpful resources, and share information.
September 8, 2016Obama Administration Releases Resources for Schools, Colleges to Ensure Appropriate Use of School Resource Officers and Campus Police
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released today new tools to improve school climates, ensure safety, and support student achievement in our nation's schools.
September 2, 2016U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $350,000 to Help Baltimore City Public Schools Recover Following a Student Homicide
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $351,718.
October 30, 2015
At a press conference today in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the following statement about the classroom arrest at Richland County's Spring Valley High School in South Carolina:
November 7, 2014
September 23, 2014U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students Safe
To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states.
July 3, 2014U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $121,000 to School District in Arapahoe, Colorado, to Restore Safe School Environment
The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $121,200 to Littleton Public Schools in Arapahoe, Colorado, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of a student at Arapahoe High School last December.
July 3, 2014U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $90,000 to Brunswick City School District to Restore Safe School Environment Following Several Tragedies
The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $90,250 to Brunswick City School District in Brunswick, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following several tragic incidents, beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January of this year.
January 16, 2013
I have been proud to serve President Obama and this administration since day one, but today was one of my proudest days. The actions that the President is taking and proposing to reduce gun violence echo what America's educators say they need to better protect and support students in school and in their communities.