September 14, 2022
U.S. Department of Education Announces Nearly $5.8 Million of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Funding for West Virginia as Part of Continued Efforts to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis
As our nation’s children and youth head back to school, the Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to supporting their mental health needs. 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 among our nation's youth.
September 13, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing an additional $2.5 million investment to centers that serve a critical role for parents and families of students with disabilities across the nation. These supplemental grants to Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) ensure that all families have the information and training they need to participate effectively in helping their children and navigating the special education system.
September 12, 2022
U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $25 Million to Recruit, Prepare, Develop and Support a Strong and Diverse Educator Workforce for our Nation’s SchoolsToday, the Department of Education is announcing new awards to help recruit, prepare, develop, and retain a strong, effective and diverse teacher workforce for classrooms across the country through the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This year’s investment includes 22 new five-year grants totaling $24.8 million through its TQP program. The award recipients represent IHEs and national nonprofits, including three HBCUs and one MSI.
September 7, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Sept. 9, stops on the "Road to Success Bus Tour" were updated due to a scheduling change. The tour will not stop in Newport News, Virginia.
September 2, 2022
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on President Biden's Nomination of Danté Allen
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement today on President Biden's intent to nominate Danté Allen as commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) at the U.S. Department of Education.
September 2, 2022
U.S. Department of Education Awards Over $35 Million to Alaska Native Education Program to Support Unique Experience of Alaska Native Students
Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 28 new three-year grants totaling $35.3 million through the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program. The ANE program recognizes the important roles that Alaska Native languages and cultures play in the educational success and long-term well-being of Alaska Native students. ANE grants were made to Alaska Native Organizations and entities in Alaska governed predominately by Alaska Natives.
September 1, 2022
When President Biden took office, most schools in America remained closed. President Biden got to work. He put teachers at the front of the vaccine line and got Congress to provide aid to improve ventilation and spacing in schools. This plan produced results: a few weeks after President Biden put these measures in place, a majority of schools were open for the first time since the pandemic started.
August 31, 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Actions to Strengthen Teaching Profession and Help Schools Fill Vacancies
Our nation’s teachers prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders that are critical to our future. Yet for years, our education system has faced challenges in attracting, recruiting, and retaining qualified teachers – challenges that were made worse by the pandemic.
August 29, 2022
Education Department Approves $1.5 billion in Debt Relief for 79,000 Borrowers Who Attended Westwood College
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who enrolled in any location of Westwood College (including enrollment in Westwood's online program) between January 1, 2002 through November 17, 2015 when it stopped enrolling new borrowers in advance of its 2016 closure.
August 26, 2022
Department Awards Over $29 Million to 10 States for Innovative, Equitable Approaches to Improve Student Learning
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced 11 awards totaling over $29 million to 10 state educational agencies (SEAs) under the 2022 Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program, underscoring the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of educational supports.