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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.

 

Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Announces Second Annual Best Practices TourOpen in a New Window

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

U.S. Department of Education Expands Innovation in Higher Education through the Experimental Sites InitiativeOpen in a New Window

As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for in-demand jobs, today, the Department is announcing a new round of “experimental sites” (ex-

 

Education Department Names Seasoned Team to Monitor Corinthian CollegesOpen in a New Window

Today, the U.S. Department of Education took additional steps to ensure Corinthian Colleges’ students and the American taxpayer are protected by announcing that Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, under the leadership of former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, has been selected to take on the role of monitoring various aspects of the career college company.

 

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the FCC's Vote to Modernize the E-Rate ProgramOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission voting to modernize the E-Rate Program and make strides toward expanding Internet access to schools and students across the country.

 

Secretary Duncan Announces Recipients of 2014 President’s Education Awards ProgramOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2014 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly 3 million students from more than 31,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement Agreement with Jefferson Parish Public School System Ensuring Equal Access and Non-Discrimination in SchoolsOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON -- The Departments of Education and Justice announced today that they have reached a comprehensive agreement with the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana (JPPSS) to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of their own national origin or immigration status, or that of their parents or guardians.  The agreement also resolves complaints regarding JPP

 

New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great EducatorsOpen in a New Window

As part of its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The initiative will help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them most.

 

U.S. Department of Education Accepts Operating Plan from Corinthian Colleges Inc.Open in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education and Corinthian Colleges Inc. have agreed to an operating plan that provides students at the company’s career colleges a chance to complete their education and protects taxpayers’ investment while Corinthian works to either sell or close its campuses across the country in the next six months.

 

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $121,000 to School District in Arapahoe, Colorado, to Restore Safe School EnvironmentOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $121,200 to Littleton Public Schools in Arapahoe, Colorado, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shooting death of a student at Arapahoe High School last December.

 

U.S. Department of Education Approves Extensions for States Granted Flexibility from No Child Left BehindOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that six states - Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia - 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. Department of Education Awards More Than $90,000 to Brunswick City School District to Restore Safe School Environment Following Several TragediesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded $90,250 to Brunswick City School District in Brunswick, Ohio, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following several tragic incidents, beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January of this year.

 

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Open in a New Window

Today, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we can reflect upon and celebrate the strides our nation has made in many areas – at the ballot box, and in employment, public places, and our nation's schools.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Harris v. Quinn RulingOpen in a New Window

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that helped build America’s middle class. I’ve seen firsthand as Education Secretary that collaborating with unions and their state and local affiliates helps improve outcomes for students. The President and I remain committed to defending collective bargaining rights."

 

Education Department Updates College Affordability and Transparency ListsOpen in a New Window

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to keep college within reach for all Americans and encourage institutions to make the costs of college more transparent, the U.S. Department of Education today updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center.

 

New Accountability Framework Raises the Bar for State Special Education ProgramsOpen in a New Window

To improve the educational outcomes of America’s 6.5 million children and youth with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education today announced a major shift in the way it oversees the effectiveness of states’ special education programs.

 

U.S. Department of Education signs plan to protect students by avoiding immediate closure of Corinthian CollegesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education is working with Corinthian Colleges Inc. on a plan to avoid an immediate closure of the career training program chain and prevent suddenly disrupting the education of 72,000 students and the jobs of 12,000 employees.

 

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan On the 70th Anniversary of the GI BillOpen in a New Window

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 70th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing on June 22, 1944, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill.

 

U.S. Department of Education Heightens Oversight of Corinthian CollegesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has placed Corinthian Colleges Inc. on an increased level of financial oversight after the company failed to address concerns about its practices, including falsifying job placement data used in marketing claims to prospective students and allegations of altered grades and attendance.

 

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

The Obama Administration today announced new steps to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education to comply with new campus safety and security related requirements aimed at curbing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

 

States Continue Progress During Second Year of Race to the TopOpen in a New Window

Today the U.S. Department of Education released Race to the Top state progress reports for seven states that received grants in the third round of the program: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Regarding the Decision in Vergara v. California:Open in a New Window

“For students in California and every other state, equal opportunities for learning must include the equal opportunity to be taught by a great teacher.

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces $75 Million GEAR UP CompetitionOpen in a New Window

To focus on building successful practices aimed at improving college fit and college readiness for underrepresented, underprepared and low-income students across the country, the U.S.

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster CareOpen in a New Window

Today the U.S. Department of Education is releasing resources to emphasize and support the needs of foster care students.

 

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the passing of Maya Angelou:Open in a New Window

"Maya Angelou was not just a phenomenal writer and artist – she was a teacher and mentor whose words will live on for generations. She once wrote, 'When you learn, teach, when you get, give.' Dr. Angelou certainly lived by that wisdom throughout her amazing life, and the world is a better place because of her."
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