June 28, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Senate's vote on immigration reform yesterday:
June 27, 2013
Today, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to increase transparency around the cost of college. The updated lists highlight institutions with the highest tuition prices, highest net prices, and institutions whose costs are rising at the fastest rates.
June 26, 2013Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for New Hampshire 39 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers
The Obama Administration today approved the State of New Hampshire for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
June 25, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of additional data from School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools for the 2010-11 school year. For the first time, the department is publicly releasing data on the following leading indicators of school improvement for SIG schools: student attendance, teacher attendance, advanced course-taking, and minutes in the school year at the school level.
June 25, 2013Education Department Releases Guidance to Help Schools Better Support Pregnant and Parenting Students' Academic Success
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. This pamphlet updates and expands upon the pamphlet on this topic issued in 1991.
June 24, 2013Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:
June 23, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:
"Forty-one years ago, with the enactment of Title IX, Congress took an important step forward on the march toward equality. Since its inception in 1972, Title IX has helped ensure equal opportunity for girls and boys, and women and men, in every aspect of their education.
June 23, 2013Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Alabama 38 States and DC now Approved for Waivers
The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
June 20, 2013First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Announce Winning Recipes in Nationwide "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge"
New York, NY (June 20, 2013)Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" will recognize 54 winners, representing all U.S.
June 12, 2013Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services Issue Letter to Health-Related Schools Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter today to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination.
June 7, 2013
Editor's Note: Today, Secretary Duncan will highlight President Obama's High School Redesign initiative during a roundtable event at Aviation High School in New York City. More details can be found on the Department's website.
June 3, 2013Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Launches Facilities Best Practices Tour
White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe, and Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Janey Thornton joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, DC.