July 29, 2022Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis
Our nation's young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation—especially among our nation's young people.
July 29, 2022U.S. Department of Education Announces $215 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students in Puerto Rico, Boost Teacher Pay Ahead of Academic School Year
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Eliezer Ramos Parés announced that $215 million in previously awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds would be disbursed to schools across the island ahead of the new school year.
July 25, 2022Education Department Releases Proposed Regulations to Protect Veterans and Service Members, Increase College Oversight, and Increase College Access for Incarcerated Individuals
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released proposed regulations that would implement critical changes in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that better protect veterans and service members from being subject to aggressive targeting practices by requiring private for-profit institutions to obtain at least 10 percent of revenue from non-federal sources.
July 22, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today congratulated the 2022 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing hundreds of thousands of elementary, middle, and high school graduates from public and private schools across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Outlying Areas, and American military bases abroad on their educational accomplishments.
July 22, 2022U.S. Department of Education Awards Oxford Area Community School District Over $700,000 in Emergency Funds in Response to Tragic November 2021 Mass Shooting
Today, in response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred at Michigan’s Oxford High School in November 2021, the U.S.
July 20, 2022FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Summer Learning and Enrichment Programs to Help Students Catch Up
Summer learning and enrichment programs can play a critical role in student success. From providing students opportunities to catch up academically from what they may have missed during the pandemic to providing channels for students to engage with their peers, friends, and caring adults, summer programs across the country are helping students recover and thrive.
July 19, 2022New Guidance Helps Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Discriminatory Use of Discipline
New guidance released today from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) helps public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.
July 14, 2022U.S. Department of Education Announces Engage Every Student Initiative to Ensure Every Student Has Access to High-Quality Learning
To support President Biden’s call last week for schools to use American Rescue Plan funds to support summer learning and afterschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the Engage Every Student Initiative.
July 13, 2022U.S. Department of Education Awards Final $198 Million of American Rescue Plan Higher Education Funds to Support Students at Community Colleges, Rural, and Minority-Serving Institutions
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awarded the final $198 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants. The grants will assist students who attend 244 colleges and universities and provides resources to help these institutions recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
July 12, 2022Education Department Announces $68 Million in Grants to Support Students Through Full-Service Community Schools
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice Inviting Applications for the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant program that provides academic support and strengthens connections among schools, parents and families, and their surrounding communities. This program aligns with the priorities and vision set forth by the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in support of high-quality educational opportunities for all students.
July 11, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the below statement following a White House event commemorating the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:
“The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is an important step toward addressing years of inaction and indifference in response to heartbreaking gun violence in our schools and communities.
July 6, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released proposed regulations that would expand and improve the major student loan discharge programs authorized by the Higher Education Act. The regulations propose to alleviate student loan debt burdens for borrowers whose schools closed or lied to them, who are totally and permanently disabled, and for public service workers who have met their commitments under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
July 5, 2022
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of actions to support students' academic recovery and to ensure recovery efforts are meeting student, parent, and family needs.
July 1, 2022Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on "Don't Say Gay" Law Going into Effect Today
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement in response to the Florida Legislature's Parental Rights in Education law going into effect: