March 31, 2015U.S. Department of Education Approves ESEA Flexibility Renewal for Five States through Expedited Decision Process
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia have each received a four-year renewal for flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
March 17, 2015U.S. Department of Education Awards $4.1 Million in Charter School Program National Leadership Grants
The U.S. Department of Education announced six new grant awards today totaling $4.1 million through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) National Leadership Activities program. These grants will help strengthen charter schools and charter school authorizers, while also improving capacity to serve students with disabilities and English learners.
March 16, 2015Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation
Graduation rates for black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing the growth for all students in the nation, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
March 16, 2015Video-on-Demand Children’s TV Programming Now Accessible for Thousands of Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.
March 9, 2015U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches
Secretary Duncan issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches: