January 27, 2014U.S. Department of Education Announces Awards to 7 States to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive more than $39 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through new awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The states receiving these new awards are: Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.
January 24, 2014U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury Announce Collaboration with Intuit Inc. to Raise Awareness about Income-Driven Repayment Options for Students Loans
The U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and Intuit Inc. announced today an innovative private-public collaboration to raise awareness about income-driven repayment plans and other repayment options for federal student loan borrowers. Income-driven repayment plans allow borrowers to fully repay their student debt on a sliding scale that adjusts monthly payments based on factors such as changing income and growing families.
January 17, 2014
"A little over 50 years ago, our nation engaged in a loud, sometimes deadly and tumultuous discussion about civil rights. From coast to coast, Americans of all backgrounds and creeds stood together and demanded more from each other and our country. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was among the leaders of the day who relentlessly fought for equality in the face of monumental adversity and resistance.
January 15, 2014Fact Sheet: Education Datapalooza to Promote Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability, and Completion
January 13, 2014Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Retirement of Congressman George Miller
For 40 years, George Miller has served his constituents in California and the American people through his dedication to improving America's education system. His passionate work on behalf of our nation's children has been unwavering in its commitment to excellence for all students. As Education Secretary, I have valued George's counsel, wisdom, and friendship and it has been an absolute privilege to work with him.
January 8, 2014U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today released a school discipline guidance package that will assist states, districts and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate, and ensure those policies and practices comply with federal law. Even though incidents of school violence have decreased overall, too many schools are still struggling to create positive, safe environments.
January 7, 2014U.S. Department of Education and Cleveland Metropolitan School District Reach Agreement to Provide Equal Access to STEM Programs for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Latino Students
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) successfully resolved today its compliance review of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, entering into an agreement to ensure the District will provide Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Latino students with equal access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offered at the high school level.
January 6, 2014U.S. Department of Education Awards Additional $1.9 Million Grant to Newtown, Connecticut, to Further Support Recovery Efforts
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $1.9 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.