Research shows that the use of suspensions has steadily climbed since the 1970s and that most suspensions today are for minor and non-violent incidents of misbehavior.
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.
The end of the American Civil War held the promise of a new life for millions of the country’s citizens. President Abraham Lincoln called it “a new birth of freedom.” Unfortunately, 150 years after the end of that devastating war, we continue to struggle with human slavery in the form of human trafficking.
1. Not Completing the FAFSA
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.
The voice of students has never been more critical to education than it is today. We know that our young people’s capacity to influence society cannot be underestimated, which is why Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his team are dedicated to listening to students’ ideas and concerns.
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Did you hear? The 2014-15 FAFSA became available on January 1, 2014!
Don’t go at filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) alone. We’re here to help. You’ve already done the hard part and gathered all of the necessary information, so now it’s time to complete the FAFSA. Let us walk you through it step by step:
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive over $43.4 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collects data from public schools to help detect and prevent civil rights violations. The data collected and released by the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) can serve as an important tool for schools and districts to engage in self-analysis.
Cross-posted from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Blog
By Martha Kanter