Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson gave a commencement speech that changed the relation
For so many, this season of college commencements is a joyful one filled with visions of the future. College holds the promise of a good job, lifelong learning and community engagement. Yet for too many families the price of that vital ticket to the middle class is increasingly out of reach.
[Note: Speaker may deviate from prepared remarks] Thank you, Steve, and thank you for helping lead NPR's expanded education coverage. It's a pleasure to be back talking with education writers again.
Diana Schneider, an educ
Last August, President Obama outlined an ambitious plan to increase value and affordability in higher education and help the U.S.
When I was hired in 2002 as the Principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet School in Chattanooga, Tenn., the school was in crisis – with failing test scores, a dilapidated building, and low enrollment.
[Note: Secretary Duncan deviated in spots from his prepared remarks] Thank you, President Crow. And congratulations, Sun Devils! On the way over, President Crow gave me a quick tutorial on how to make the Pitchfork.
Anniversaries that commemorate milestones in our nation’s history give us the opportunity to reflect and also to look ahead. For me, this week provides such a moment, as we mark the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the case of Oliver Brown et al. v.
One-hundred percent of Middle College High School’s graduating class is college-bound – and that’s no small feat, considering that a significant number of the students at the San Pablo, Calif., school are the first in their families to pursue higher education.
To spur innovation in higher education aimed at helping more students access and complete a college degree or credential, the U.S. Department of Education announced today the availability of $75 million in the First in the World (FITW) program. Click here for the Federal Register notice.
“Ensuring that every child has access to high-quality early learning is one of the most important things we can do for the future of our children and families, and our country.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released new guidance confirming that the same federal civil rights laws that apply to other public schools apply equally to public charter schools.
The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means it’s time for school principals to think about the President’s Education Awards Program! These awards recognize high-performing and high-improving students in the classroom.
The data proves it: Boys and young men of color — regardless of where they come from — are disproportionately at risk from their youngest years through college and the early stages of their professional lives.