2014 EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARDS
CREDIT WORKFORCE PROGRAM
The Industrial Manufacturing Academy
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Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership
Instituto del Progreso Latino
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 studentsor risk losing access to federal student aid.
News Releases from OVAE (Office of Vocational and Adult Education)
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.
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).
â€śMy 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 nationâ€™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."
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.
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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 toleratedincluding against America's 6.5 million students with disabilities.
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).
â€śEducators, parents, and policy makers need to know how much students are learning; thatâ€™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 educatorsâ€™ and studentsâ€™ time.
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.
The Obama Administration announced today that Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah have 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).
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $4.7 million to nine partnerships to help improve the quality of elementary and secondary education and bolster community-wide, comprehensive services for students, families and their communities.
The U.S. Department of Education announced 27 new grants today totaling $39.7 million under the Charter Schools Program (CSP) to expand high quality charter schools, and open new charter schools across the nation. These grants will support charter schools’ efforts to increase high-need students’ success, especially in underserved areas, in 12 states.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 269 grants, totaling $63,354,605 to institutions of higher education to strengthen the capacity and performance of American education in foreign languages, international and area studies, teacher preparation, and international business education.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today announced more than $121 million in grants to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilitiesfrom cradle through career.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of 53 grants under two Fulbright-Hays international education programs to a total of 49 institutions and organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia:
Washington A California fourth-grade teacher, Massachusetts school chief, Hawaii middle-school principal, Alabama eighth-grade teacher, and Michigan science center president have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. Sec.
WASHINGTON â€” October 6, 2014 â€” The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 31 organizations have joined the Teach to Lead initiative as supporters in the effort to advance student learning by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today nearly $96 million in grants to ensure every student—regardless of wealth, zip code, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disability—has the same opportunities to learn and achieve.
All studentsregardless of race, color, national origin or zip codedeserve a high-quality education that includes resources such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, technology and instructional materials, and safe school facilities. Today, U.S.
To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the Education Department today awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new "First in the World" (FITW) grant program.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.
"It has been a true honor to work with Eric Holder, and I know he will remain an ally in the fight for justice and equal opportunity for every student in America. Eric understands -- at a very deep, personal level -- the costs to families, communities and our country when students do not have equal access to educational opportunities.
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