June 9, 2011
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing "a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration" in his Jan. 21, 2009, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.
March 3, 2021
Click here for a copy of this letter in Spanish To our Nation’s Parents and Students: I write first, as your new Secretary of Education, to acknowledge the extraordinarily challenging year you’ve endured. Between the health crisis, economic hardship, staunch national division, and the struggle to make progress in learning while apart from teachers and
March 2, 2021
To our Nation's Parents and Students:
March 2, 2021First Lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to Travel to Connecticut and Pennsylvania
On Wednesday, March 3, First Lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will travel to Meriden, Connecticut and Waterford, Pennsylvania to tour two public schools, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and Fort LeBoeuf Middle School, respectively. This event will be pooled press.
March 1, 2021Introduction
The Department of Education's (Department) stated mission is "to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access." 1
February 25, 2021
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Department, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.
February 23, 2021Education Department Amplifies USDA Expansion of SNAP Benefits to Help Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education During Pandemic
As part of its ongoing efforts to ease the economic burden on millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education—in collaboration with the U.S.
February 22, 2021U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year.
February 19, 2021
This Sunday afternoon, the world will watch the 55th Super Bowl take place in Tampa Bay. While these football professionals play the last game of their season, high school coaches around the country are preparing for their next. Many of these coaches are tasked with balancing responsibilities as leaders on the field and as educators
February 12, 2021U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary SchoolsTo reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and maximize the amount of in-person instruction, schools need sufficient resources as well as adhered-to, strong state and local public health measures. Extraordinary efforts by states, districts, and schools have been underway to support students throughout the pandemic.