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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Attorney General Eric HolderOpen in a New Window

"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.

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Voluntary Resolution of Mississippi's Tupelo Public School District School Discipline InvestigationOpen in a New Window

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24 New Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Totaling More Than $35 Million Awarded to Recruit, Train and Support More Science, Technology, Engineering and Math TeachersOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $35 million for 24 new partnerships between universities and high-need school districts that will recruit, train and support more than 11,000 teachers over the next five years—primarily in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields—to improve student achievement.

 

U.S. Department of Education Awards $3.9 Million to Partnerships to Support Underrepresented Students in Gifted and Talented ProgramsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $3.9 million to partnerships of postsecondary institutions and school districts that focus on increasing the number of minority and other underrepresented students in gifted and talented programs.

 

New Data Shows a Lower Percentage of Students Defaulting on Federal Student LoansOpen in a New Window

NOTE TO EDITORS: There will be a background call today at 12:30 to discuss the FY 2011 cohort default rates. Media who are interested in joining the call may dial 800-857-9712. The passcode is “education”

 

U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students SafeOpen in a New Window

To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states.

 

New GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help More than 116,000 Students Get on the Pathway for Success in CollegeOpen in a New Window

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students to prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education.

 

U.S. Department Of Education Reaches Agreement with The Ohio State University To Address And Prevent Sexual Assault And Harassment Of StudentsOpen in a New Window

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $14.7 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling GrantsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $14.7 million to 40 school districts in 20 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools.

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for the District of Columbia and TennesseeOpen in a New Window

The Obama Administration announced today that the District of Columbia and Tennessee 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).

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Retirement of Xavier University President Dr. Norman FrancisOpen in a New Window

"Dr. Norman Francis has served as president of Xavier University since 1968, making him the longest tenured leader of any university in America. Dr. Francis is truly a model of leadership and service through adversity and of producing excellence by going above and beyond the expected responsibilities on any given role. Dr.

 

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.4 Million in Grants to Connecticut’s Newtown Public School District to Further Support Recovery EffortsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $3.1 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts over the next two school years in response to the tragic shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

 

U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Student Loan ServicingOpen in a New Window

As a result of President Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education has announced several new steps to help federal student loan borrowers better manage their student debt.

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Indiana and KansasOpen in a New Window

The Obama Administration announced today that Indiana and Kansas 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).

 

New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve EducationOpen in a New Window

As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators to share ideas for teacher leadership and collaborate to bring these ideas to fruition.

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces "Partners in Progress" Back-to-School Bus Tour to the SouthOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee for the Department's fifth annual back-to-school bus tour from Monday, Sept. 8, to Wednesday, Sept. 10.

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Ohio and MichiganOpen in a New Window

The Obama administration announced today that Ohio and Michigan 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).

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and WisconsinOpen in a New Window

The Obama administration announced today that five states—Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin—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).

 

U.S. Education Department Awards Almost $4 Million in Grants to Help Prepare Graduate Students for Leadership in Special EducationOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of almost $4 million in grants to higher education institutions to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education, early intervention and related services.

 

Education Secretary Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality PreschoolOpen in a New Window

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition.

 

Education Department Awards 40 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement TestsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college-and career readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.

 

The U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Direct PLUS Loan ProgramOpen in a New Window

As part of an effort to ensure more families can afford a higher education and promote the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Department of Education proposed today new regulations that will update eligibility standards and improve access for student and parent borrowers under the federal Direct PLUS loan program.

 

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South CarolinaOpen in a New Window

The Obama administration announced today that five states—Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina—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).

 

Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on StudentsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what student data is collected and how it is used.

 

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama Signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014Open in a New Window

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama signing today at the White House the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.
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