Like a messy bookshelf, the Internet can be a frustrating and overwhelming place to search for information. Developed in response to requests from the counselor and college access communities, the Department of Education launched the Financial Aid Toolkit.
Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Doug, for the warm welcome, and for all your hard work and leadership at ACTE. I also want to recognize our UFT colleagues in the room, for your tireless efforts on behalf of students.
I'm pleased to be back at the FSA conference. And I'm excited to speak to you today for two reasons. First, I want to celebrate the critically important but too often unrecognized work that financial aid officers do every day throughout our country.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of an online "one-stop shop" aimed at guidance counselors and other advisers, such as staff or volunteers at community-based organizations, who assist students through the process of selecting and financing their higher education.
Last August, President Obama outlined an ambitious plan to increase value and affordability in postsecondary education. There were a number of commitments he made in his proposal, and, today, the U.S.
Last week, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, announced the finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award.
I admit I was nervous.
Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today. In a number of important respects, the United States has made educational progress since the 2009 PISA.
In 1985, 14-year-old Ryan White and his family successfully battled myths and hysteria about HIV and AIDS so that he could attend his public middle school. In light of the observation of World AIDS Day this past Sunday, it is useful to reflect on how much has improved over the past three decades when it comes to ensuring people with HIV/AIDS equal access to education.
Growing up in San Luis, Ariz., a town located near the Mexican border, Jorge Ontiveros never imagined he’d want to become a middle school teacher. His goal was to “follow the money” and become a lawyer or businessman, just like many young men his age had wanted to do.
The odds were stacked against Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School.
Graduation rates are an indicator of how well prepared a state’s students will be for college and careers. So, it’s particularly encouraging that many states are improving their graduation rates, according to data released earlier today that details preliminary four-year high school graduation rates in 2011-12.
Arriving at Chicago’s Wheeling High School on brisk October morning, we sensed that something awesome was about to happen.
To kick off International Education Week 2013, the U.S. Department of Education cohosted the release of Mapping the Nation, an innovative online resource developed by Asia Society, Longview Foundation and SAS.
If you are a young woman entering college, there is at least a one in five chance that you will be the victim of attempted or completed sexual assault.
As part of ED Goes Back to School Principal Shadow Week, dozens of Education Department officials spent time this week learning about the work of principals by job shadowing them at school.
"As American Education Week comes to a close for 2013, let's re-dedicate ourselves to focusing every week of the year on the values -- and value -- of public education, the contributions of educators, and the aspirations of our nation's students.
Our National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea” by novelist
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of 2011-12 school and district-level state assessment data and a brief analysis of School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. The Department’s analysis compares the average proficiency rates of SIG schools in the 2011-12 school year to rates in the year prior to receiving grants.