“Today marks another year gone by since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. For so many of us, we will always remember where we were when we received the news and the wave of emotions that flowed over us for the following days, weeks, months and now years that have since passed. Yet, most of America’s students are too young to remember those traumatic events.&n
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a first-of-its-kind resolution agreement in Alabama.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement in reaction to the current draft of AB 484, a bill moving through California's legislature to exempt millions of students from state assessments:
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of $1.9 million in grants to organizations in California, Missouri and Washington to help individuals with disabilities purchase the assistive technology they need.
Teachers live at the intersection of policy and practice, and we need to be central to both conversations. Understanding this, the U.S. Department of Education has recently welcomed its sixth cohort of Teaching Ambassador Fellows— eight teachers from across the country on either full-time or part-time release to supply their expertise to the federal policy apparatus.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch his "Strong Start, Bright Future" back-to-school bus tour throughout the Southwest. The tour will kick off in New Mexico before heading to Texas, Arizona, and California.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that the best ideas come from schools, districts and states – not from
We’re only days away from the start of the Department of Education’s annual
As part of the U.S. Department of Education's "Strong Start, Bright Future," back-to-school bus tour, Secretary Arne Duncan will hold events in Tucson and Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Last month we announced the Strong Start, Bright Future annual back-to-school bus tour and today we’re happy to announce the details of the tour’s first two days. Drum roll please!
Across the country, students and teachers are cracking open their books and sharpening their new number twos for the start of an exciting new school year. And while the unofficial end of summer has passed, it doesn’t mean we can’t look back on all the fun we had with our friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about students with disabilities, their families and their schools. In fact, I believe the disability topic is a natural part of most of our work here at the U.S. Department of Education. I really like finding the connection. Last week, I had the opportunity to travel with U.S.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, President Barack Obama and dozens of other dignitaries paid tribute on Wednesday to Martin Luther King Jr., and those who participated in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. “The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it does not bend on its own,” Obama said in an echo of King’s words.