Flags representing students from around the world blew gracefully in the breeze last weekend as I joined thousands to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2014 at Brown University.
To focus on building successful practices aimed at improving college fit and college readiness for underrepresented, underprepared and low-income students across the country, the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Education has updated its Open Government Plan. We consider open government to be a critical component in achieving the administration’s ambitious education goals, which are:
Throughout my childhood, school was an oasis from my chaotic home life. I reveled in learning new concepts and thrived off of the validation my teachers offered me. The classroom was the only place where I received consistent affirmation and felt safe. When I became a foster child at the age of fifteen, my education became one of my primary concerns.
Today the U.S. Department of Education is releasing resources to emphasize and support the needs of foster care students.
This is a cross-post from the Department of Energy’s blog.
At this year’s National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Teaching and Learning Conference, over 5,000 educators from all 50 states shared in two days of teacher paradise, which included some of the most influential and knowledgeable trailblazers in education.
Sometimes, all it takes is an honest conversation to be reminded of the power and courage of so many of our country’s students. Earlier this month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics convened 10 Hispanic young men from the Denver area to sit down with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Colorado Lt.
Maybe you’re just getting out of school and you got a letter from your student loan servicer about repayment, or maybe you read on a blog or in the newspaper about an income-driven repayment plan.
"Maya Angelou was not just a phenomenal writer and artist – she was a teacher and mentor whose words will live on for generations. She once wrote, 'When you learn, teach, when you get, give.' Dr. Angelou certainly lived by that wisdom throughout her amazing life, and the world is a better place because of her."
Diana Schneider, an education program sp
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who chai
Maybe you’ve heard or read about student loan forgiveness and you’re wondering what it is or if it is really possible? Or maybe you know a little about it and you want to find out if you qualify. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll answer these questions and tell you where to go to learn more. What is loan forgiveness?
"My thoughts are with the community around the University of California, Santa Barbara, as it mourns the students killed in this senseless tragedy and keeps vigil with those who were injured. Instead of celebrating the end of the semester and the upcoming commencement ceremony, the campus is grieving.
What does it mean to be a learner? On May 15, in ED’s headquarters auditorium, student groups from both coasts explored this question. Students from the School for the Visual Arts and Humanities at Robert F.