Education News

ED Updates Open Gov Plan for 2014

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:

Foster Care Alum: Educators Make a Difference for Foster Youth

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.

#AskArne: Teaching and Leading

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.

My Brother’s Keeper: Voices of Young Men in Denver

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.

How to Make Student Loan Payments Based on Your Income

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.

Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)

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?

The Learner Project: A Student Art Exhibit

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.

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