Education News

TurboTax Users to Have New Tools to Learn About Student Loan Repayment Options

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. Maybe that curveball means losing a job, or having a hard time finding one after college. Some borrowers may have a growing family or just struggle to pay a high monthly bill. These circumstances may make it difficult for some to afford their monthly federal student loan payments.

Behind Progress, Common Sense and Courage

This op-ed appeared in the January 23, 2014 edition of the Washington Post. In education, it sometimes takes courage to do what ought to be common sense.

Take Part in National Drug Facts Week

Every day our students are bombarded with conflicting messages related to drug use, and they may be confused and unsure who to ask for accurate in

Working Together to Build Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce

Cross-posted from NASA.gov On January 13, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education marked the successful completion of a pilot program designed to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Rethinking School Discipline

My thanks to CEO Edwards and President Dukes for their comments, and for that gracious introduction. I thank you for your unwavering commitment to equal opportunity for all students and your leadership in rethinking school discipline in Maryland. And I’m so pleased to be joined here today by my good friend and colleague, Attorney General Holder.

Ensuring Discipline that is Fair and Effective

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.

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