December 22, 2015U.S. Department of Education Approves Puerto Rico and Remaining Eight States' Plans to Provide Equal Access to Excellent Educators
As part of its Excellent Educators for All Initiative—designed to ensure that all students have equal access to a high-quality education—the U.S.
December 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education today took the first steps toward implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which President Obama signed into law last week to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and replace key requirements of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
December 17, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces Availability of Additional Flexible Repayment Plan to Help Borrowers Manage their Student Loan Debt
As part the Obama Administration’s continued effort to give borrowers more and better options to manage their student debt, today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that all Direct Loan borrowers may enroll in the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Plan.
December 15, 2015Guidance Issued on How Schools Can Partner with Outside Organizations that Provide Single-Sex Programs under Title IX
December 15, 2015
U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The nation's high school graduation rate hit 82 percent in 2013-14, the highest level since states adopted a new uniform way of calculating graduation rates five years ago.
December 11, 2015U.S. Department of Education Announces 2016 National Professional Development Grant Competition to Support Educators of English Learner Students
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition announced today in the Federal Register the availability of $23.8 million for its National Professional Development (NPD) grant competition to support educators of English Learner students.
December 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and new commitments to support personalized professional learning for district leaders across the country working to improve teaching and student achievement through the effective use of technology.
December 8, 2015Excerpts from Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s prepared remarks at the Learning Forward conference today, Dec. 8
What does this new law mean for your classrooms, schools and districts?
There’s lot to be figured out as the nation moves to implement this new law. But here’s what I can tell you today:
This new law will mean that you can continue challenging your kids to live up to new, higher standards that you have been working so hard to implement. Congress re-committed us as a nation to the work you’ve been doing to raise standards.
December 3, 2015
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to provide former Corinthian students the debt relief they are entitled to with minimal burden, today, Special Master Joe Smith has delivered his second borrower defense (BD) progress report to U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell.
December 3, 2015Settlement Reached with Palatine, Ill., Township High School District 211 to Remedy Transgender Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Township High School District 211 based in Palatine, Illinois, after finding the district in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for discriminating against a transgender high school student by denying her access to the girls' locker rooms.
December 3, 2015
We are a place that believes every child, no matter where they come from, can grow up to be anything they want… And I’m confident that if we fix No Child Left Behind, if we continue to reform American education, continue to invest in our children’s future, that’s the America we will always be.”
—Remarks by the President on the No Child Left Behind Act, March 14, 2011
Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, Virginia
December 3, 2015Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on House Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act
"It is good news for our nation's schools that the House has passed a serious bipartisan plan to fix the No Child Left Behind law. No Child Left Behind is the latest, now outmoded version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is, at its core, a civil rights law. Educators and leaders throughout this country have been clear in the need for an updated law, and we have joined them in that call for half a decade.