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U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Texas' Harmony Public Schools to Ensure Equal Access for English Language Learner Students and Students with DisabilitiesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Harmony Public Schools in Texas, to ensure compliance by its charter schools with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and disability.

 

U.S. Department of Education Proposes Plan to Strengthen Teacher PreparationOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today announced proposed regulations that help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed in the classroom.

 

U.S. Department of Education Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for OklahomaOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it is reinstating Oklahoma’s authority to implement flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind, through the end of the 2014-15 school year.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive ActionsOpen in a New Window

“Absent congressional action, President Obama has taken a number of common-sense steps to address our broken immigration system that will, among other things, keep families together and expand educational opportunity for so many currently living in the shadows.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the shooting at Florida State University:Open in a New Window

“My thoughts are with the community around Florida State University, as it keeps vigil with those who were victims in this senseless tragedy. I commend university officials who acted quickly to ensure other members of the campus community were not injured.

 

U.S. Education Department Reaches Voluntary Resolution Agreement Following Minneapolis Public School District Discipline InvestigationOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review concerning student discipline in the Minneapolis Public School District, the largest school system in Minnesota. An investigation revealed that black students in grades K-12 were significantly overrepresented in the district's disciplinary actions.

 

U.S. Department Of Education Supports Nonprofit Education Group's Intent to Purchase a Majority of Corinthian College CampusesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced its support today of an agreement between ECMC Group and Corinthian Colleges Inc. for ECMC Group’s newly formed nonprofit education entity, Zenith Education Group, to acquire 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses for transition to nonprofit status.

 

More than 100 School Leaders Chosen to Attend White House Conference on Digital LearningOpen in a New Window

More than 100 school superintendents have been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in “ConnectED to the Future,” hosted by President Obama on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the White House. The event will bring together superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC’s E-rate proposal:Open in a New Window

“Chairman Wheeler's proposal to boost E-rate funding will put the nation well on the path toward realizing President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative and its vision of ensuring all students have the opportunities that accompany high-speed wireless in their classrooms, learning devices to access the internet and high-quality digital learning resources.

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for New MexicoOpen in a New Window

The Obama Administration announced today that New Mexico has 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).

 

Fact Sheet: Elementary And Secondary Education Act FlexibilityOpen in a New Window

The last three years have seen a historic shift in the relationship between the federal government and states, with more than 40 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico receiving flexibility from the prescriptive, top-down requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates 340 Schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon SchoolsOpen in a New Window

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Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for New JerseyOpen in a New Window

The Obama Administration announced today that New Jersey has 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).

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces Highest-Rated Applications for Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 Competition During Visit with High School Students in North CarolinaOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the 26 highest-rated applications for the U.S. Department of Education's $129 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 competition aimed at developing innovative approaches to improving student achievement and replicating effective strategies across the country.

 

Princeton University Found in Violation of Title IX, Reaches Agreement with U.S. Education Department to Address, Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment of StudentsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual harassment and violence.

 

Obama Administration Announces Final Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College ProgramsOpen in a New Window

To protect students at career colleges from becoming burdened by student loan debt they cannot repay, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing regulations to ensure that these institutions improve their outcomes for students—or risk losing access to federal student aid.

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of South Orange-Maplewood, N.J., School District Civil Rights InvestigationOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of South Orange & Maplewood, New Jersey, to resolve a compliance review that examined whether black students are provided an equal opportunity to access and participate in advanced and higher-level learning opportunities.

 

35 States and Puerto Rico Submit Applications for New Preschool Development Grants Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool ProgramsOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that 35 states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants under the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program (See list below).

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the school shooting in Washington stateOpen in a New Window

“My thoughts are with the students, educators and families at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle. Gun violence has no place anywhere, least of all at our nation’s schools, and we must do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands. My Department will do everything it can to help as the Marysville community works to heal from this tragedy."

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Upcoming Cities on its First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American StudentsOpen in a New Window

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) has announced additional locations it will visit during its first-ever School Environment Listening Tour.

 

U.S. Education Department Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Federal Direct PLUS Loan ProgramOpen in a New Window

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Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s SchoolsOpen in a New Window

As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated—including against America's 6.5 million students with disabilities.

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses SafeOpen in a New Window

The Obama Administration today announced publication of the final rule implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).

 

Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on commitments from the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools on high-quality assessments:Open in a New Window

“Educators, parents, and policy makers need to know how much students are learning; that’s why thoughtful assessment of student learning and student growth, including annual assessments, is a vital part of progress in education. Assessments must be of high quality, and must make good use of educators’ and students’ time.

 

U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Civil Rights Investigation of California's Downey Unified School DistrictOpen in a New Window

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with California's Downey Unified School District to resolve a complaint about the harassment and discriminatory treatment of a transgender student.
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