October 2, 2015U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Award $237M in Early Education Grants to 18 States
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 18 states will receive second year awards under the Preschool Development Grant program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for all children.
October 1, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Mass Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon
"Tonight, my thoughts are with the students and families at Umpqua Community College. We have lost bright students and dedicated educators to gun violence in more than 30 school shootings this year alone - an unconscionable reality of American life. We must do more to keep our students and communities safe, and I pledge the full support of my Department to the Roseburg community during this heartbreaking time."
October 1, 2015U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on Strengthening the Student Loan System to Better Protect All Borrowers
As part of a continued effort to protect student loan borrowers and in response to President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released a new report outlining a series of statutory, regulatory, and administrative recommendations to safeguard student borrowers.