2013 EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARDS
CREDIT WORKFORCE PROGRAM
Retail Management Program
Tyler Junior College, TX
NONCREDIT WORKFORCE PROGRAM
ShaleNet: Linking Talent to Opportunity
Westmoreland Community College, PA
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Nonprofit Academy of Excellence
Tidewater Community College, VA
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced five appointments to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).
News Releases from OVAE (Office of Vocational and Adult Education)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of three principals selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's first Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAFs) program. They are:
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of an online "one-stop shop" aimed at guidance counselors and other advisers, such as staff or volunteers at community-based organizations, who assist students through the process of selecting and financing their higher education.
As part of ED Goes Back to School Principal Shadow Week, dozens of Education Department officials spent time this week learning about the work of principals by job shadowing them at school.
"As American Education Week comes to a close for 2013, let's re-dedicate ourselves to focusing every week of the year on the values -- and value -- of public education, the contributions of educators, and the aspirations of our nation's students.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of 2011-12 school and district-level state assessment data and a brief analysis of School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. The Departmentâ€™s analysis compares the average proficiency rates of SIG schools in the 2011-12 school year to rates in the year prior to receiving grants.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 31 applications have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today honors 286 schools as the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The award honors public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.
"The early learning bill introduced today reflects a growing, bipartisan understanding that to ensure our nationâ€™s children have the educational and economic opportunities they deserve, we must act early. Itâ€™s long been clear that high-quality early learning opportunities produce lasting benefits, including higher high school graduation rates and lower incarceration rates.
"Our country's Veterans have helped build the United States into the world leader it is today. Since the birth of our nation, they have protected us time and time again. From the rural hills in Kentucky to the towering buildings in Manhattan, our Veterans are from every corner of the country representing the best of what it is to be American.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review of the Sun Prairie Area School District in Sun Prairie, Wis. The review examined whether the school district discriminates against black students on the bases of race or disability in the referral, evaluation and placement of these students in special education.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced results for the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award the 25 highest-rated applications (HRAs) more than $135 million to expand innovative practices designed to improve student achievement.
The 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Report Card is available here.
"The 2013 NAEP report card provides encouraging but modest signs of progress in reading and math for U.S. students.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the West Contra Costa Unified School District (district), in Richmond, Calif., to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Virtual Community School of Ohio to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for students with disabilities at the school.
As part of the Obama administration's agenda to make college more affordable, the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $269,530 to Chardon Local School District in Chardon, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the 2012 shooting death of several students and injuries to others.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the State University of New York (SUNY) to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) by SUNY and each of its 29 state-operated campuses.
In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S.
The Obama administration today approved the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of an $875,000 grant to the University of California, San Francisco to create a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living Policy.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of almost $1.8 million in grants to help older adults with disabilities. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $4.6 million in grants to five institutions for research projects aimed at helping improve the lives of people with disabilities. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the award of grants under two Fulbright-Hays International Education programs: more than $1.14 million has been awarded for 16 grants to institutions and organizations in 11 states for Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects; and more than $3 million to 34 institutions of higher education for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grants.
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