May 8, 2023
U.S. Department of Education Announces $42 Billion in Approved Public Service Loan Forgiveness for More Than 615,000 Borrowers Since October 2021
To mark Public Service Recognition Week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that, as of the beginning of May 2023, it has approved a total of $42 billion in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for more than 615,000 borrowers since October 2021. This is a result of the temporary PSLF changes made by the Biden-Harris Administration that made it easier for borrowers to reach forgiveness.
May 3, 2023
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on New Nation’s Report Card on History and Civics Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement on the latest Nation’s Report card showing a decline in history and civics scores for eighth graders:
May 2, 2023
U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education Announce SelectTalentUSA, New Partnership to Increase Quality Jobs through FDI
WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su announced the launch of SelectTalentUSA, a joint initiative to help build a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the growing workforce needs of foreign multinationals as they establish new – or expand existing – operations in the United States.
April 26, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced today the selection of Carlene Pacheco, paraprofessional, Title VI liaison, and family service specialist at Churchill County High School in the Churchill County School District in Fallon, Nevada, as the 2023 Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) awardee.
April 25, 2023
FACT SHEET: House Republican Proposals Hurt Children, Students, and Borrowers, and Undermine Education
Congressional Republicans are holding the nation's full faith and credit hostage in an effort to impose devastating cutbacks that would hurt children and undermine education, raise costs for hardworking families, and set back economic growth. And they are demanding these slashes while separately advancing proposals to add over $3 trillion to deficits through tax giveaways skewed to the wealthy and big corporations.
April 24, 2023
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid Awards New Contracts to Five Companies to Serve Borrowers, Reduce Delinquency, and Improve Accountability
Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced it has signed contracts with five companies to modernize and enhance loan servicing for more than 37 million borrowers with federally managed loans.
April 21, 2023
Statement from U.S. Education Secretary on Appointment of Distinguished Black Americans to Presidential Advisory Commission on Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement on the President's appointment of a group of distinguished Black Americans to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans:
April 20, 2023Award Honors Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.
April 19, 2023
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement after Speaker Kevin McCarthy released a proposal that would cancel the Biden-Harris Administration’s targeted, one-time debt relief program:
April 11, 2023
Federal Student Aid Denies Florida Career College Application to Continue Offering Federal Grants, Loans, and Work-Study Funds
Following a thorough investigation, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) informed Florida Career College (FCC) today that its application to continue to participate in the federal student aid programs has been denied. FCC’s application was denied based upon evidence demonstrating: