On Tuesday, during President Obama’s fifth State of the
In less than 12 hours, President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address.
I am pleased to speak to ASCD’s leadership because I believe educators across the country today have finally reached a long-sought turning point.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of the 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.
As a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S.
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
"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.
Yesterday I participated
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.
Editor's Note: In addition to reading the fact sheet provided below, please see a new blog post by White House Director of the Domestic Policy Council
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.
Thanks, David, for that warm introduction, and for all your leadership. I'm delighted to see leaders whose work has been so important to empowering parents: Otha Thornton of the National PTA; Janet Murguía of the National Council of La Raza; Marc Morial of the National Urban League; and Kati Haycock of The Education Trust.
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.
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.