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Greetings to Senators Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. And to Dr. Cheek and other education leaders from around the state, thank you for having me here today. I'm honored to be a part of the Distinguished Baker Lecture series. And I am thrilled to have this opportunity to talk about how Tennessee is helping to lead the nation to where we need to go in education.
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about making sure children have access to healthy meals while school is out. Children who experience hunger in the summer are more likely to suffer from health problems and “summer learning loss,” which interfere with academic success.
“That’s it! I’m digging in!” With that, a third grader at Griggs Elementary in Mobile, Ala., pulled on his surgical glove to examine an owl pellet for rodent bones.
Our work at the US Department of Education aims to make sure that students throughout this country have the education that they deserve – an education that will give every student a genuine opportunity to join a thriving middle class. A crucial part of that work is supporting, elevating and strengthening the teaching profession.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition today with the release of the program's invitation for pre-applications for the i3 "Development" grant category and the notice of final priorities for the i3 program overall.
Our strong preference and focus in the ESEA flexibility process remains on working with states, including California, if it decides to seek ESEA flexibility for the upcoming school year. While California does not currently have an ESEA flexibility application under review, we have received a waiver request from CORE, a unique consortium of California districts.
All my life, I have been aware of the impact that violence – and especially gun violence – has on children, families and communities.
Students who are graduating this spring are now able to take advantage of new tools that can help them better understand their loan debt and stay on track in repayment. The U.S.
On the last Wednesday of each month, Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) hosts #AskFAFSA Office Hours, a live Q&A session on Twitter during which students tweet questions to the @FAFSA team and receive live answers from the experts. Each month, #AskFAFSA Office Hours focuses on a different topic related to financial aid.
The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice today announced the award of three grants totaling $924,036 to adult education providers in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Kansas for innovative correctional education programs aimed at helping America's inmate population make a smooth re-entry to society through education and workforce training.
Cross-posted from the White House Blog.
Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit, March 19, 2013 I'm delighted to see this legislative summit's concentration on education as the linchpin of prosperity and the economic game-changer for Hispanics.