Education News

New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve Education

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.

Announcing Commit to Lead

Today, we are announcing a new opportunity to advance teacher leadership. But, for it to succeed, we need your voice to be a part of it.

Tips for Developing a Strong Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher

The start of the school year is the perfect time to build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. It’s a good idea to letyour child’s educator know you want to partner with him or her, and share the responsibility for your child’s academic growth. Here are some tips to bear in mind:

Academic Mobility: Have Degree, Will Travel

Last month in Rome, I attended an international meeting focused on increasing academic mobility by making it easier for individuals to use their college degrees in other countries.

A Back-to-School Conversation with Teachers and School Leaders

As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern that has come up often in many conversations with teachers and families, and which deserves an answer.

Financial Aid Not Enough? Ideas on How to Fill the Gap

The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receiving federal, state, and institutional financial aid resources.

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

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.

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