“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.
"I congratulate Tufts University for taking swift action to cure its breach of its April 17 agreement with OCR, and I look forward to working with President Monaco and the university community to ensure the safety of all students on campus. I thank President Monaco for his leadership in this area, which should significantly benefit students at Tufts."
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into a resolution agreement with Virginia Military Institute (VMI) after finding that VMI engaged in sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
What a week! All year long, we at the U.S. Department of Education seek to bring teachers’ perspectives to our work and to understand, as much as possible, their classroom realities. Just last week, we hosted conversations with National Hall of Fame Teachers and State Teachers of the Year, and every week of the year we talk with teachers about their work and what they need from us.
“Ted Mitchell has worked to foster innovation that benefits all students, especially those in underserved communities, in areas ranging from higher education to teacher preparation to education technology. His experience as a college president and administrator, as well as his unwavering commitment to equity for every student, makes him uniquely suited for this role,” said U.S.
On April 29th, the Department of State hosted 21 middle and high schools from the Washington, D.C.
Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all childrenno matter their backgroundequal access to an education.
As a teacher, I’ve seen the tremendous impact internships have on a student’s ability to see him or herself as capable of success. They can provide students deliberate exposure to role models who have used education as a vehicle for success, thus helping students see success as tangible for themselves.
"Despite the highest high school graduation rate in our history, and despite growth in student achievement over time in elementary school and middle school, student achievement at the high school level has been flat in recent years. Just as troubling, achievement gaps among ethnic groups have not narrowed.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) has announced the release of "¡Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success" to help support Hispanic students in their efforts to enroll and afford a postsecondary education.
It’s easy to talk about the importance of college. But some folks really walk the walk.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
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In the opening statement to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Secretary Duncan hailed a record high school graduation rate and increased college attainment in the U.S. but said that large and costly opportunity gaps still remain. He called on Congress to enact President Obama's FY budget 2015 budget for education, stressing the importance of investing in education, and the moral and economic imperative for closing opportunity gaps and enhancing equity. (For a fuller exposition of the 2015 budget at the hearing, see the Statement for Record by Secretary Duncan on the department's FY 2015 budget request.)
As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to encourage children to reach higher and pursue higher education, she will be visiting San Antonio on Friday to speak at the city’s College Signing Day.