September 25, 2023White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Presents 2023 National HBCU Week Conference
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) today welcomed institution executive leaders, faculty, students, and supporters to the 2023 National HBCU Week Conference being held in person at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
September 22, 2023Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Supports to Increase Reach of Mental Health Services and Professionals in Schools
The Biden-Harris Administration today is announcing a $2.6 million award to support mental health services and professionals in schools, further delivering on a key priority of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).
September 21, 2023U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Disability Harassment Investigation of Allegheny Valley School District in Pennsylvania
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolved today a disability harassment investigation of the Allegheny Valley School District in Pennsylvania.
September 21, 2023U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Resolves Sexual Harassment Compliance Review of Alpine School District in Utah
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that the Alpine School District in Utah has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure the district’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 when responding to notice of sexual harassment of its students by other students and employees.
September 21, 2023
The Biden-Harris Administration announced today that it will award more than $40 million to Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to support Hispanic and Latino students and the institutions preparing them for the future.
September 20, 2023Biden-Harris Administration Approves $37 Million in Borrower Defense Discharges for Over 1,200 Students Who Attended the University of Phoenix
The Biden-Harris Administration today announced the approval of nearly $37 million in borrower defense to repayment discharges for more than 1,200 students who enrolled at the University of Phoenix (Phoenix) between Sept. 21, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2014, and applied for relief. The U.S.
September 20, 2023U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement to Resolve Title VI Discipline Compliance Review of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today resolved a compliance review of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS or district) in North Carolina that examined whether the school district discriminates against African American students by disciplining them more frequently and more harshly than similarly situated white students.
September 19, 2023
September 18, 2023Reaching Bilingual Teachers Earlier in the Pipeline: Proposed Priorities for the National Professional Development Program
By: Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition I clearly remember my first day of middle school as a newly arrived student from Mexico in Austin, Texas, I didn’t speak a word of English and was nervous to start a new life with my mother and sister. My first class
September 18, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack today sent letters to 16 governors emphasizing the over $12 billion disparity in funding between land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their non-HBCU land-grant peers in their states.
The 16 governors receiving the letter are: