Imagine you have a painful toothache that has gone untreated. Or a headache after squinting at the book you’re reading. Now imagine yourself in a classroom, struggling to pay attention and be engaged in class, with this pain gnawing at you. For students in every part of our country, this has become a day-to-day reality.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that six states and the District of Columbia will receive more than $38 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through new awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
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Thank you for that kind introduction, Principal Maxey. Today, is a great day here at T.C. Williams High School for two reasons. First, we’re here to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. Note that word “free.”
President Obama began the 2014 State of the Union address emphasizing his commitment that all American children have access to a world class education, stating in his first comments, “today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift A
If you want to engage the high-tech industry to help improve job readiness for the nation’s 36 million low-skilled adults, a good place to start is Silicon Valley.
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.