Education News

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.

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today released a school discipline guidance package that will assist states, districts and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate, and ensure those policies and practices comply with federal law.

Putting an End to Human Trafficking

The end of the American Civil War held the promise of a new life for millions of the country’s citizens. President Abraham Lincoln called it  “a new birth of freedom.”  Unfortunately, 150 years after the end of that devastating war, we continue to struggle with human slavery in the form of human trafficking.

Duncan Seeks Feedback During #StuVoice Twitter Chat

The voice of students has never been more critical to education than it is today. We know that our young people’s capacity to influence society cannot be underestimated, which is why Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his team are dedicated to listening to students’ ideas and concerns.

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