November 30, 2022
U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Investigation into Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, Related to the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a resolution agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia requiring it to take steps necessary to ensure that students with disabilities receive educational services, including compensatory services, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 22, 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Continues Fight for Student Debt Relief for Millions of Borrowers, Extends Student Loan Repayment Pause
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections. The extension will alleviate uncertainty for borrowers as the Biden-Harris Administration asks the Supreme Court to review the lower-court orders that are preventing the Department from providing debt relief for tens of millions of Americans.
November 17, 2022
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Federal Court Decision on the Sweet Settlement
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement regarding yesterday's decision on Sweet v.Cardona:
November 14, 2022
U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Support Career-Connected Learning and Increase Job Pathways for Young Americans
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the launch of Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a new Biden-Harris Administration initiative supported by the Departments of Commerce and Labor to increase and expand access to high-quality training programs to help young Americans pursue jobs in today’s in-demand fields, and be prepared for careers of the future.
November 10, 2022
Statement from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on District Court Ruling on the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief Program
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement regarding today’s district court ruling on student debt relief:
"We believe strongly that the Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan is lawful and necessary to give borrowers and working families breathing room as they recover from the pandemic and to ensure they succeed when repayment restarts.
November 4, 2022
U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Title IX Athletics Investigation of Salem-Keizer School District No. 24J in Oregon
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today the resolution of a complaint alleging inequitable athletics access for girls with respect to locker rooms, practice, and competitive facilities; equipment and supplies; and the opportunity to receive coaching at a high school in Salem-Keizer School District No. 24J in Oregon.
November 1, 2022
Statement from Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach Kelly Leon on Education Secretary Cardona Testing Positive for COVID-19
“This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona tested positive for COVID-19 after taking an antigen test. He is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
"President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are not close contacts of Secretary Cardona, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Secretary and his office will follow all applicable CDC guidelines.
October 31, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released final regulations that streamline and improve the rules for major targeted debt relief programs. The regulations expand eligibility, remove barriers to relief, and encourage automatic discharges for borrowers who are eligible for loan relief because their school closed, they have a total and permanent disability, or their loan was falsely certified.
October 28, 2022
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the Appointment of 14 New Members of the National Board for Education Sciences
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement on the appointment of 14 new members of the National Board for Education Sciences:
October 26, 2022
Education Department Unveils Final Rules to Protect Veterans and Service Members, Improve College Access for Incarcerated Individuals and Improve Oversight When Colleges Change Owners
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced final rules that will better protect veterans and service members from predatory recruitment practices, implement access to Pell Grants for incarcerated students in high-quality prison education programs, and increase accountability when colleges and universities change ownership.