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July 11, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the FCC's Vote to Modernize the E-Rate Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission voting to modernize the E-Rate Program and make strides toward expanding Internet access to schools and students across the country.

July 10, 2014

Secretary Duncan Announces Recipients of 2014 President’s Education Awards Program

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2014 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly 3 million students from more than 31,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

July 9, 2014

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement Agreement with Jefferson Parish Public School System Ensuring Equal Access and Non-Discrimination in Schools

WASHINGTON -- The Departments of Education and Justice announced today that they have reached a comprehensive agreement with the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana (JPPSS) to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of their own national origin or immigration status, or that of their parents or guardians.  The agreement also resolves complaints regarding JPP

July 7, 2014

New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators

As part of its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The initiative will help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them most.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Accepts Operating Plan from Corinthian Colleges Inc.

The U.S. Department of Education and Corinthian Colleges Inc. have agreed to an operating plan that provides students at the company’s career colleges a chance to complete their education and protects taxpayers’ investment while Corinthian works to either sell or close its campuses across the country in the next six months.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $121,000 to School District in Arapahoe, Colorado, to Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $121,200 to Littleton Public Schools in Arapahoe, Colorado, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of a student at Arapahoe High School last December.

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Approves Extensions for States Granted Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that six states - Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia - have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

July 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $90,000 to Brunswick City School District to Restore Safe School Environment Following Several Tragedies

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $90,250 to Brunswick City School District in Brunswick, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following several tragic incidents, beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January of this year.

July 2, 2014

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we can reflect upon and celebrate the strides our nation has made in many areas – at the ballot box, and in employment, public places, and our nation's schools.

July 1, 2014

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Harris v. Quinn Ruling

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that helped build America’s middle class. I’ve seen firsthand as Education Secretary that collaborating with unions and their state and local affiliates helps improve outcomes for students. The President and I remain committed to defending collective bargaining rights."

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