January 30, 2015Secretary Duncan issues statement on the Council of the Great City Schools report on progress under School Improvement Grants
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today on School Improvement Grants: Progress Report from America's Great City Schools:
January 30, 2015Federal Agencies Collaborate to Improve After-School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
The U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is leading new interagency partnerships to bring hands-on STEM learning opportunities to high-need students during after-school and out-of-school time. Through this collaboration, the Department will expand an existing pilot program with NASA and build new partnerships with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
January 28, 2015U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guide on Identifying and Preventing Child Trafficking in Schools
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new guide for educators on ways to identify and help prevent child trafficking in schools.
January 19, 2015
"We honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day when we give all children a real opportunity to attain a world-class educationone that prepares them to succeed in college and careers and to lead fulfilling lives. Dr. King's contributions to the civil rights movement marked a critical juncture in our nation's history, and in our quest for social justice. That quest continues.
January 16, 2015
The US Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a coalition of more than 36 content partners will host a series of Future Ready Regional Summits to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology.
January 14, 2015U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Elementary and Secondary Education Act proposal from Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander:
"There is agreement it is time to replace No Child Left Behind, and I look forward to working with Chairman Alexander, Sen. Murray and others in Congress to create a bipartisan law that accelerates the progress of our schools, protects civil rights, provides access to quality preschool and supports children and educators. Every child in America, not only some, needs to be ready for college and a career. I appreciate that Sen.
January 13, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $570,000 Grant to University of California, Santa Barbara Following a Shooting Last Year
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a nearly $570,000 grant to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to assist with ongoing mental health services following a shooting near the campus in May 2014. The immediate services grant, which is being made through the Department's Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program and administered by the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will provide mental health support to the campus.
January 12, 2015U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls for Strong Education Law That Protects All Students, Ensures High-Quality Preschool, Supports Bold State and Local Innovation
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today laid out a bold vision for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that continues a focus on the nation’s most vulnerable students.
January 7, 2015U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) today released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.