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Written on 11/21/2014, 04:57 pm
Thanks so much Terry. Congratulations....Thanks so much Terry. Congratulations.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/17950
Written on 11/21/2014, 12:35 pm
Our world has never been more interconnected or interdependent. We’re all global “neighbors,” and each of us can make a commitment to understanding each...
Written on 11/21/2014, 09:17 am
“Absent congressional action, President Obama has taken a number of common-sense steps to address our broken immigration system that will, among other...
Written on 11/20/2014, 04:24 pm
“My thoughts are with the community around Florida State University, as it keeps vigil with those who were victims in this senseless tragedy. I...
Written on 11/20/2014, 02:23 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review concerning student discipline in the Minneapolis Public...
Written on 11/20/2014, 10:48 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced its support today of an agreement between ECMC Group and Corinthian Colleges Inc. for ECMC Group’s...
Written on 11/19/2014, 10:07 am
Today, President Obama will host “ConnectED to the Future,” a convening with superintendents and other educators from across the country, who will lead...
Written on 11/18/2014, 11:00 am
Cross-posted from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders blog....Cross-posted from the White House Initiative on Asian...
Written on 11/18/2014, 10:38 am
More than 100 school superintendents have been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in “ConnectED to the Future,”...
Written on 11/18/2014, 09:04 am
Our nation’s prosperity depends on individuals having the education and skills to obtain good jobs and progress along their career pathways, and employers...
Written on 11/17/2014, 01:58 pm
“Chairman Wheeler's proposal to boost E-rate funding will put the nation well on the path toward realizing President Obama’s ConnectED...
Written on 11/17/2014, 11:07 am
This year marks the 15th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW), a time to recognize, reflect, and celebrate the important role education plays...
Written on 11/14/2014, 02:32 pm
What happens when you bring representatives of 340 exemplary American schools together? Collaboration and engagement!...What happens when you bring...
Written on 11/14/2014, 12:30 pm
The Obama Administration announced today that New Mexico has received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and...
Written on 11/14/2014, 11:35 am
Tennessee made historic academic progress during governor’s first term in office NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin...
Written on 11/14/2014, 08:00 am
You didn’t pay your federal student loan for several months, and now a collection agency is calling you telling you your loan has defaulted. If you’re...
Written on 11/13/2014, 03:48 pm
The last three years have seen a historic shift in the relationship between the federal government and states, with more than 40 states, Washington, D.C.,...
Written on 11/13/2014, 02:16 pm
Katrina Santner, program associate on the summative assessment team, has been busy working with educators from the PARCC states on developing new test...
Written on 11/13/2014, 01:49 pm
The 3rd edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is now available on the PARCC Accessibility, Accommodations and Fairness...
Written on 11/13/2014, 01:49 pm
The 3rd edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is now available on the PARCC Accessibility, Accommodations and Fairness...
Written on 11/13/2014, 01:40 pm
With all of the preparation for the spring 2015 administration of the PARCC summative assessments, it’s easy to forget that PARCC will actually make its...
Written on 11/13/2014, 01:40 pm
With all of the preparation for the spring 2015 administration of the PARCC summative assessments, it’s easy to forget that PARCC will actually make its...
Written on 11/12/2014, 02:08 pm
Americans nationwide are helping increase the awareness of domestic violence. The issue has dominated headlines recently in the wake of multiple incidents...
Written on 11/12/2014, 11:28 am
As a nation, it is critical that we prepare all students for success in college, careers, and in life. High school graduation is a vital point along that...
Written on 11/12/2014, 06:44 am
U.S....U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/17878
Written on 11/11/2014, 08:00 am
“Mr. Thompson! What does this book have to do with you being in the Army?” asked a curious Suzanne....“Mr. Thompson! What does this book have to do with...
Written on 11/10/2014, 02:36 pm
Report outlines initiatives to encourage veteran success in Tennessee higher education NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a report...
Written on 11/07/2014, 04:25 pm
Recently, I had the opportunity to take a small team to visit Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College. We were there to meet with faculty and...
Written on 11/07/2014, 01:01 pm
The Obama Administration announced today that New Jersey has received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and...
Written on 11/07/2014, 09:00 am
If your student loan payments are high compared to your income, you may be eligible to switch your repayment plan to one that calculates your monthly...
Written on 11/06/2014, 11:14 am
Encourages public input on state standardsNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, where Tennesseans...
Written on 11/06/2014, 10:26 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the 26 highest-rated applications for the U.S. Department of Education's $129 million Investing...
Written on 11/05/2014, 10:25 am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Princeton...
Written on 11/05/2014, 09:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/11/missed-a-few-student-loan-payments-we-can-help-you-get-back-on-track/
Written on 11/04/2014, 05:54 pm
During remarks at the Rural Education National Forum in Columbus, Ohio, Secretary Duncan discusses the challenges facing rural education in America,...
Written on 10/31/2014, 01:29 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee State Board of Education announced Friday morning that Sara Heyburn will become the board’s executive director upon the retirement...
Written on 10/31/2014, 10:49 am
Cross-posted from the White House blog....Cross-posted from the White House blog.Read...
Written on 10/31/2014, 09:00 am
#StudentLoanForgiveness. It’s a hashtag now, so you’ll all pay attention, right? Everyone wants their student loans forgiven. The perception is that very...
Written on 10/30/2014, 05:32 pm
Speaking with teachers, school leaders, assessment directors, and other educators directly involved in K-12 education, I am always heartened to see the...
Written on 10/30/2014, 04:35 pm
NASHVILLE—The 2014 state Report Card­­­­—posted Thursday on the Tennessee Department of Education website—offers users the ability to view detailed...
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:55 am
School dropouts are saddled with so many preconceptions. The popular narrative is that they are either lazy, they give up, or they simply don’t want to go...
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:48 am
Over a year in the making, PARCC is pleased to announce – along with our partners ASCD and Apple - the release of iTunes U Common Core Resources...
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:34 am
Twenty-five school and district leaders from nine states met this month to collaborate on creating draft testing schedules for schools for the spring 2015...
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:30 am
...Read more http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-states-colorado
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:30 am
...Read more http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-states-colorado
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:19 am
Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this month....Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this...
Written on 10/30/2014, 11:18 am
PARCC continued its series of monthly twitter office hours last week with a focus on PARCC's accommodations and accessibility features in honor of...
Written on 10/30/2014, 07:16 am
To protect students at career colleges from becoming burdened by student loan debt they cannot repay, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing...
Written on 10/29/2014, 11:27 am
What major evaluations could have the biggest impact on preschool through Grade 12 (P-12) education—providing information that could drive significant...
Written on 10/29/2014, 09:50 am
NASHVILLE – A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee...
Written on 10/28/2014, 03:58 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of South...
Written on 10/28/2014, 01:05 pm
Note: The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing...
Written on 10/28/2014, 01:00 pm
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!...October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!Read...
Written on 10/27/2014, 04:52 pm
As October, National Principals Month, comes to an end, I cannot help but to reflect upon what led me into the principalship. As a twenty-one year old...
Written on 10/27/2014, 10:20 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that 35 states and Puerto Rico have...
Written on 10/27/2014, 06:48 am
“My thoughts are with the students, educators and families at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle. Gun violence has no place anywhere, least of...
Written on 10/22/2014, 03:07 pm
Public review of academic standards will include input from across the state  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the process...
Written on 10/22/2014, 02:19 pm
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) has announced additional locations it will visit during its...
Written on 10/22/2014, 11:07 am
Parent & Student Access to PowerSchool is Now Available! Each student's 1st 9-Weeks grade card has instructions on how to access that student's...
Written on 10/22/2014, 09:10 am
The Department of Education announced publication of a final rule to strengthen the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program today helping more students and...
Written on 10/22/2014, 09:10 am
The Department of Education announced publication of a final rule to strengthen the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program today helping more students and...
Written on 10/22/2014, 09:10 am
The Department of Education announced publication of a final rule to strengthen the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program today helping more students and...
Written on 10/21/2014, 10:17 am
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to...
Written on 10/20/2014, 02:06 pm
It’s the middle of October. The leaves are changing colors, baseball playoffs are under way, and Hispanic Heritage month – celebrated each year from...
Written on 10/20/2014, 11:11 am
The following op-ed piece by Secretary Duncan originally appeared in the Washington Post on Oct. 17. Secretary Duncan addressed the issue of getting...
Written on 10/17/2014, 03:04 pm
About three-quarters of college students in this country attend a community college or public university. President Obama understands the crucial role...
Written on 10/17/2014, 10:27 am
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental...
Written on 10/17/2014, 09:26 am
The Obama Administration today announced publication of the final rule implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy...
Written on 10/16/2014, 04:34 pm
Sabrina Brown-Robinson , special education curriculum specialist for District of Columbia Schools, stresses the importance of having high expectations for...
Written on 10/16/2014, 04:17 pm
Adding the Word “All”By Laura SloverWe talk a lot about the importance of assessments in measuring if students are on track for success academically and...
Written on 10/16/2014, 02:36 pm
Cross-posted from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs blog....Cross-posted from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs...
Written on 10/16/2014, 02:31 pm
By Dorothy StricklandPARCC recently released the K-2 Model Content Frameworks. The Model Content Frameworks for Kindergarten through Grade 2 - one for...
Written on 10/16/2014, 02:31 pm
By Dorothy StricklandPARCC recently released the K-2 Model Content Frameworks. The Model Content Frameworks for Kindergarten through Grade 2 - one for...
Written on 10/16/2014, 10:51 am
PARCC will host its monthly Twitter office hours this forthcoming week. Don't miss the opportunity to ask all of your questions about PARCC's...
Written on 10/15/2014, 03:31 pm
“Educators, parents, and policy makers need to know how much students are learning; that’s why thoughtful assessment of student learning and student...
Written on 10/14/2014, 03:38 pm
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with California's Downey Unified School District to resolve a...
Written on 10/14/2014, 03:38 pm
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with California's Downey Unified School District to resolve a...
Written on 10/14/2014, 02:14 pm
Mark your calendars and join Secretary Duncan this week on Twitter during Connected Educator Month....Mark your calendars and join Secretary Duncan this...
Written on 10/13/2014, 08:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/10/how-to-choose-the-best-federal-student-loan-repayment-plan/
Written on 10/10/2014, 12:11 pm
When I was honored to be named Nebraska teacher of the year in 2007, almost in the same breath folks said, “Congratulations – when are you leaving the...
Written on 10/09/2014, 02:06 pm
The Obama Administration announced today that Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah have received a one-year extension for...
Written on 10/09/2014, 01:23 pm
In Springdale, Arkansas, the Hispanic population grew by more than 150 percent between 2000 and 2011, largely driven by the arrival of mostly Hispanic...
Written on 10/09/2014, 10:23 am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $4.7 million to nine partnerships to help improve the quality of elementary and secondary education and...
Written on 10/08/2014, 02:26 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced 27 new grants today totaling $39.7 million under the Charter Schools Program (CSP) to expand high quality...
Written on 10/08/2014, 02:07 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 269 grants, totaling $63,354,605 to institutions of higher education to strengthen the...
Written on 10/08/2014, 01:14 pm
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental...
Written on 10/08/2014, 01:06 pm
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental...
Written on 10/08/2014, 12:55 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today announced more than $121 million in grants to...
Written on 10/08/2014, 11:56 am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share...
Written on 10/07/2014, 03:48 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/10/joplin-high-school-a-living-symbol-of-the-communitys-values-2/
Written on 10/07/2014, 03:23 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of 53 grants under two Fulbright-Hays international education programs to a total of 49 institutions...
Written on 10/07/2014, 02:33 pm
Washington — A California fourth-grade teacher, Massachusetts school chief, Hawaii middle-school principal, Alabama eighth-grade teacher, and...
Written on 10/07/2014, 12:01 pm
NASHVILLE – A Memphis teacher known for building a student-centered classroom was named the 2014-15 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.Karen Vogelsang, called...
Written on 10/06/2014, 05:36 pm
Thank you for that kind introduction. I visited Joplin not long after the tornado struck. And the devastation of the storm was seared throughout the...
Written on 10/06/2014, 01:54 pm
WASHINGTON — October 6, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 31...
Written on 10/06/2014, 12:28 pm
The day began with two workshops — one in the visual arts for the teachers of student winners, and one in poetry for the student winners....The day began...
Written on 10/06/2014, 08:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/10/where-to-find-help-with-your-federal-student-loans/
Written on 10/03/2014, 09:15 am
All of our students deserve equal access to educational resources like academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, facilities, technology, and...
Written on 10/03/2014, 08:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/10/avoid-these-4-mistakes-i-made-with-my-student-loans/
Written on 10/02/2014, 06:14 pm
The progress that America is seeing in our nation’s education system—record-high high school graduation rates, improved student achievement and more young...
Written on 10/02/2014, 05:44 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today nearly $96 million in grants to ensure every student—regardless of wealth, zip code, gender,...
Written on 10/02/2014, 04:26 pm
Following on the success of last year's Twitter Town Hall series, the PARCC states launched monthly "office hours" on September 22nd. The first session,...
Written on 10/02/2014, 04:00 pm
Watch this short video in which Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester talks about the "kinds of skills and competencies that every...
Written on 10/02/2014, 02:59 pm
Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this month. ... Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this...
Written on 10/02/2014, 02:36 pm
This week, Tim Farquer, a superintendent and curriculum director from Illinois, and a PARCC Educator Leader Cadre member, explains how implementing the...
Written on 10/02/2014, 12:10 pm
Thank you so much. Before I begin please give another round of applause for Alex and all her hard work. I want to thank CHCI so much for giving me the...
Written on 10/02/2014, 11:55 am
Innovation in higher education is key to ensuring that our nation’s colleges and universities continue to serve our nation’s students....Innovation in...
Written on 10/02/2014, 11:53 am
“Over the next few years, I believe Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will in many respects become more essential, not less so, to...
Written on 10/02/2014, 08:28 am
The importance of teacher diversity hits home for me as a former teacher in an urban school district. That is why I am currently a doctoral candidate...
Written on 10/01/2014, 03:55 pm
Cross-posted from the Stopbullying Blog....Cross-posted from the Stopbullying Blog.Read...
Written on 10/01/2014, 03:28 pm
At a meeting in Baltimore last month, teachers and other educators from the PARCC states began the exciting work of developing tools that will help...
Written on 10/01/2014, 03:22 pm
Ohio universities support Common Core State Standards as a way to prepare high school graduates for success in freshman-level courses. ... Ohio...
Written on 10/01/2014, 10:04 am
Reposted from the President Obama and the Hispanic Community Blog....Reposted from the President Obama and the Hispanic Community Blog.Read...
Written on 10/01/2014, 09:45 am
Reposted from the White House Blog....Reposted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 10/01/2014, 09:45 am
Reposted from the White House Blog....Reposted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 10/01/2014, 09:13 am
All students—regardless of race, color, national origin or zip code—deserve a high-quality education that includes resources such as...
Written on 09/30/2014, 10:41 am
To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the Education Department today awarded $75 million to...
Written on 09/30/2014, 10:22 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence...
Written on 09/29/2014, 01:51 pm
Cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Work in Progress blog....Cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Work in Progress...
Written on 09/29/2014, 12:46 pm
In 2012, 32 percent of Indianapolis’ youth were living in poverty, and 57 percent of school-age youth were receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Yet,...
Written on 09/29/2014, 11:41 am
Cross-posted from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships blog....Cross-posted from the White House Office of Faith-based and...
Written on 09/29/2014, 09:18 am
We should all go home now. It's all downhill from here. [Laughter] Please give another round of applause to the next Secretary of Education. You are so...
Written on 09/29/2014, 09:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/helping-federal-student-loan-borrowers-manage-debt-repay-loans/
Written on 09/29/2014, 08:00 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/4-things-you-should-do-before-repaying-your-student-loans/
Written on 09/26/2014, 12:39 pm
What does it mean to be a “Future Ready” school district? More than 160 teachers, parents, students, and business and district leaders from across...
Written on 09/26/2014, 11:34 am
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental...
Written on 09/26/2014, 10:50 am
As the school year gets into full swing, it’s worth reflecting on a couple of historic milestones that make this year unique....As the school year gets...
Written on 09/25/2014, 04:29 pm
"It has been a true honor to work with Eric Holder, and I know he will remain an ally in the fight for justice and equal opportunity for every student in...
Written on 09/25/2014, 11:51 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $35 million for 24 new partnerships between universities and high-need school...
Written on 09/24/2014, 09:33 pm
Spring 2015 Test Administration UpdateSeptember 25, 2014 The PARCC consortium is sharing information that school districts and schools need as they...
Written on 09/24/2014, 02:05 pm
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $3.9 million to partnerships of postsecondary institutions and school districts that focus on increasing...
Written on 09/24/2014, 10:26 am
NOTE TO EDITORS: There will be a background call today at 12:30 to discuss the FY 2011 cohort default rates. Media who are interested in joining the...
Written on 09/23/2014, 09:12 pm
At the 2014 National HBCU convention, Secretary Duncan affirmed the value of HBCUs to achieving national educational goals, such as regaining America's...
Written on 09/23/2014, 04:06 pm
To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in...
Written on 09/23/2014, 08:34 am
Ed Games Week wrapped up with a 48-ho...Ed Games Week wrapped up with a 48-hoRead...
Written on 09/22/2014, 01:18 pm
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for...
Written on 09/19/2014, 11:57 am
Cross-posted from the White House blog. This morning, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following message to the White House email...
Written on 09/19/2014, 10:10 am
Based on results from the student survey from the spring 2014 field test, and what we have been told by test administrators and other field test...
Written on 09/18/2014, 04:53 pm
Did you know that assessments are an integral and important part of instruction? ... Did you know that assessments are an integral and important part of...
Written on 09/18/2014, 11:26 am
PARCC is made up of states working together to develop new high-quality, computer-based assessments of student learning. While PARCC states together are...
Written on 09/18/2014, 11:21 am
The PARCC governing board voted unanimously to make the first-of-its-kind Speaking and Listening portion of the PARCC assessment system optional for...
Written on 09/18/2014, 10:49 am
Survey results from the spring 2014 field test show that students liked taking the PARCC tests using computers or tablets. Students found the...
Written on 09/18/2014, 10:12 am
By Laura Slover...By Laura SloverRead more http://www.parcconline.org/readying-get-ready
Written on 09/18/2014, 10:00 am
In a recent blog post, we introduced you to “Know It 2 Own It,” a campaign to encourage Americans to learn more about the disability rights movement and...
Written on 09/16/2014, 05:14 pm
PARCC Model Content Frameworks are now available for kindergarten, first and second grades. Model Content Frameworks are voluntary resources meant to be...
Written on 09/16/2014, 04:51 pm
Top 12 Educator Resources GuideProfessional Development ModulesPARCC is developing online training modules to help teachers, school leaders, and school...
Written on 09/16/2014, 04:14 pm
Note: U.S....Note: U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/south-floridas-green-schools-forecast-warm-sunny-healthy-and-here-to-stay/
Written on 09/16/2014, 04:14 pm
Following on the success on last year's Twitter Town Hall series, the PARCC states will launch monthly "office hours" beginning in late September. The...
Written on 09/16/2014, 04:13 pm
LEAP program seeks to better link higher education, industry to enhance Drive to 55 effort NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the...
Written on 09/16/2014, 01:50 pm
Note: U.S....Note: U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/broward-schools-preserving-the-planet-for-posterity-through-partnerships/
Written on 09/16/2014, 01:29 pm
Safety and effective learning go hand in hand.  So, although September is a very busy time of year for the education community, it’s also a good time for...
Written on 09/12/2014, 12:26 pm
Today marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, the national service program that has helped 900,000 Americans give a year of their lives in service to...
Written on 09/12/2014, 08:56 am
Secretary Arne Duncan’s fifth annual back-to-school bus tour ended on a high note on Wednesday with a pep rally in Memphis....Secretary Arne Duncan’s...
Written on 09/12/2014, 08:56 am
Secretary Arne Duncan’s fifth annual back-to-school bus tour ended on a high note on Wednesday with a pep rally in Memphis....Secretary Arne Duncan’s...
Written on 09/11/2014, 11:00 am
Hundreds of Memphis students with red pom-poms welcomed Secretary Duncan to town on Wednesday, the final day of this year’s “Partners in Progress”...
Written on 09/11/2014, 10:27 am
The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $14.7 million to 40 school districts in 20 states across the country to establish or expand counseling...
Written on 09/10/2014, 11:11 am
A day that included a super-fun stop at space camp and a bedtime story with preschoolers at a 24-hour child care center started first in Birmingham, Ala....
Written on 09/09/2014, 09:51 am
The state of Georgia is home to many notable “firsts.” It was the first state to lower the voting age to 18; the first Coca-Cola was poured in Atlanta;...
Written on 09/08/2014, 03:54 pm
It’s time for our children to head back to school, and as classrooms and notebooks begin to fill up again, I’m increasingly optimistic about our country’s...
Written on 09/05/2014, 02:01 pm
The Obama Administration announced today that the District of Columbia and Tennessee have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain...
Written on 09/04/2014, 09:55 pm
By Laura Slover...Here are 10 things you should know about the PARCC assessments as you start off this school year: 1. PARCC is your state’s homegrown...
Written on 09/04/2014, 09:39 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants on their experiences, including students,...
Written on 09/04/2014, 09:36 pm
The PARCC ELA/literacy prose constructed response item rubrics have been updated with the help of educators across PARCC states to reflect lessons learned...
Written on 09/04/2014, 09:28 pm
Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this month....Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this...
Written on 09/04/2014, 04:16 pm
Become a part of the team!...Become a part of the team!Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/ed-seeks-winterspring-interns/
Written on 09/04/2014, 03:59 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/09/stay-digitally-connected-with-this-years-partners-in-progress-bus-tour/
Written on 09/04/2014, 01:53 pm
"Dr. Norman Francis has served as president of Xavier University since 1968, making him the longest tenured leader of any university in America. Dr....
Written on 09/03/2014, 11:28 am
Editor's Note: A press call will be held at 1 p.m. ET, today with the Department's Office of Safe and Healthy Students Director David Esquith, Newtown...
Written on 09/02/2014, 04:38 pm
Review of Tennessee’s progress, update on current status and discussion on future success NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Lt. Gov. Ron...
Written on 08/29/2014, 03:49 pm
Note: U.S....Note: U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/08/uniting-for-sustainable-excellence-in-kentucky/
Written on 08/29/2014, 03:09 pm
As summer ends and the school year begins, we often think about teachers and students heading back to school. While teachers prepare lessons and students...
Written on 08/29/2014, 11:21 am
As a result of President Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education has announced several new...
Written on 08/28/2014, 03:13 pm
The Obama Administration announced today that Indiana and Kansas have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the...
Written on 08/28/2014, 02:42 pm
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing...
Written on 08/28/2014, 10:38 am
As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching...
Written on 08/28/2014, 10:00 am
Today, we are announcing a new opportunity to advance teacher leadership. But, for it to succeed, we need your voice to be a part of it....Today, we are...
Written on 08/27/2014, 12:57 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee for the Department's fifth annual...
Written on 08/26/2014, 12:09 pm
Higher education leaders met at the White House to build on the momentum generated at January’s College Opportunity Summit and focus on addressing a key...
Written on 08/25/2014, 10:19 am
The start of the school year is the perfect time to build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. It’s a good idea to letyour child’s educator...
Written on 08/25/2014, 10:00 am
As an early childhood educator, I often wondered about the best ways for stakeholders to work together in meeting the academic needs of young children....
Written on 08/25/2014, 09:59 am
Last month in Rome, I attended an international meeting focused on increasing academic mobility by making it easier for individuals to use their college...
Written on 08/22/2014, 06:06 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants, including students, test administrators,...
Written on 08/22/2014, 05:07 pm
Following an initial review of the PARCC field test and the overall test design by a group of experts from the PARCC states, including classroom teachers,...
Written on 08/22/2014, 04:58 pm
By Laura Slover, CEO of PARCC, Inc. As a high school English teacher I was constantly assessing (informally and formally) what my kids had learned and...
Written on 08/22/2014, 11:20 am
The Obama administration announced today that Ohio and Michigan have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the...
Written on 08/21/2014, 03:10 pm
The PARCC states have teamed up with educators across the country to create an easy to use, interactive online learning series that addresses the most...
Written on 08/21/2014, 02:55 pm
In the tradition of providing educators and administrators the tools they need to make a successful transition to the new assessments this school year,...
Written on 08/21/2014, 02:49 pm
Hundreds of educators came to together for a three-day professional development session last month to learn about the Common Core State Standards and...
Written on 08/21/2014, 12:01 pm
As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern...
Written on 08/21/2014, 12:01 pm
As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern...
Written on 08/21/2014, 11:04 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 168 schools as the 2013-14 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of...
Written on 08/21/2014, 08:47 am
Cross-posted from the White House OSTP Blog....Cross-posted from the White House OSTP Blog.Read...
Written on 08/21/2014, 12:18 am
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos (Click each to watch!) Scott High Soccer (Mr. Owens & Mr. Henry) Burchfield Elementary School (Ms....
Written on 08/20/2014, 11:17 am
NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all...
Written on 08/20/2014, 11:06 am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today announced the newest round of Priority and Focus Schools, as well as school-level TCAP...
Written on 08/18/2014, 09:07 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 08/18/2014, 08:55 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Higher Education Act of 1965, which provided educational resources and financial assistance to...
Written on 08/14/2014, 03:30 pm
Secretary Arne Dunc...Secretary Arne DuncRead...
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The Obama administration announced today that five states—Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin—have received a one-year extension...
Written on 08/14/2014, 12:51 pm
The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free...
Written on 08/14/2014, 11:10 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of almost $4 million in grants to higher education institutions to prepare graduate students...
Written on 08/13/2014, 12:31 pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that applications are now available for the...
Written on 08/13/2014, 11:33 am
Last month President Obama signed a law that seeks to maximize opportunities for all youth and adults to succeed in postsecondary education and in...
Written on 08/13/2014, 08:15 am
Nearly 20 teams worked through the day on craftin...Nearly 20 teams worked through the day on craftinRead...
Written on 08/12/2014, 11:30 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as...
Written on 08/11/2014, 02:36 pm
Q: What do Camden, Denver, Spartanburg and Minneapolishave in common with Albany, New York; Baltimore; Kansas City, Missouri; Providence, Rhode Island;...
Written on 08/08/2014, 03:40 pm
Secretary Duncan and members of...Secretary Duncan and members ofRead...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:43 pm
We’ve written a lot in this newsletter over the past few months about various aspects of the PARCC assessment system. This week I’m thrilled to be able...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:22 pm
One of the highlights in PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadre meeting in July, was the "Using PARCC Practice Tests to Raise Rigor and Build Assessment Literacy...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:16 pm
A few months ago, PARCC launched the first in a series of customized learning objects, often referred to as “CLOs,” to provide educators, parents,...
Written on 08/07/2014, 11:52 am
As part of an effort to ensure more families can afford a higher education and promote the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Department of...
Written on 08/05/2014, 01:46 pm
Third-grade teacher Kristen Goncalves he...Third-grade teacher Kristen Goncalves heRead...
Written on 08/05/2014, 11:55 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/08/lets-read-lets-move-series-ends-where-reading-begins-at-the-u-s-library-of-congress/
Written on 08/04/2014, 03:48 pm
I had three conversations last week that served as valuable reminders of the impact of visionary, skilled principals. In one conversation, a group of...
Written on 08/04/2014, 02:06 pm
ED summer intern Durrell Jamerson-Barnes....ED summer intern Durrell Jamerson-Barnes.Read...
Written on 07/31/2014, 02:33 pm
The Obama administration announced today that five states—Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina—have received a...
Written on 07/30/2014, 03:15 pm
If you’re among the millions of current or former students with debt, you’ve probably been tempted to click on an ad that says, “Obama Wants to Forgive...
Written on 07/30/2014, 02:27 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Joining Forces Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Joining Forces Blog.Read...
Written on 07/30/2014, 12:07 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today released district-level results from the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which...
Written on 07/29/2014, 02:50 pm
Wadley and Secretary Duncan solve a...Wadley and Secretary Duncan solve aRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/why-educating-girls-matters/
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Cross-posted from the Department of Labor’s Work in Progress blog....Cross-posted from the Department of Labor’s Work in Progress blog.Read...
Written on 07/29/2014, 11:10 am
Soaring to new heights...Soaring to new heightsRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/lets-read-lets-move-soars-to-new-heights/
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Cross-posted from the OII blog....Cross-posted from the OII blog.Read...
Written on 07/28/2014, 12:18 pm
The Department of Education (ED) has announced a new round of experimental sites, or ex-sites, to provide flexibility to design programs that serve...
Written on 07/28/2014, 09:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
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...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
Written on 07/28/2014, 09:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
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Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/28/2014, 08:34 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/25/2014, 10:22 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:34 pm
By Laura Slover...By Laura SloverRead more http://www.parcconline.org/principal%E2%80%99s-view-power-new-tools
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:33 pm
PARCC continued its partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association last week in Chicago, convening teachers...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:19 pm
ELA and literacy expert, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain, has rejoined the PARCC team as a Director of ELA/Literacy Content and Instructional Supports after almost a...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:11 pm
Members of PARCC's Colorado Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) identified “Back-to-School Night” as a key make-or-break moment for getting accurate and helpful...
Written on 07/23/2014, 05:16 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and...
Written on 07/23/2014, 05:16 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and...
Written on 07/23/2014, 11:48 am
Recently I had the distinct privilege to join Education Secretary Arne Duncan when he met with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander...
Written on 07/22/2014, 03:00 pm
Cross-posted from ED’s My Brother’s Keeper website....Cross-posted from ED’s My Brother’s Keeper website.Read...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:41 pm
Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama signing today at the White House the Workforce Innovation and...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:38 pm
White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:04 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/22/2014, 09:32 am
This week, we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA...
Written on 07/22/2014, 09:03 am
As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for...
Written on 07/10/2014, 03:57 pm
We're looking for exceptional candidates to join our Washington, D.C. office in the roles of: director of project management; director of technology;...
Written on 07/10/2014, 11:56 am
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants on their experiences, including students,...
Written on 07/10/2014, 10:20 am
By Lynn Brabender      If you were going to design a test score report from scratch, what information would you want to see, and how would you want to see...
Written on 07/07/2014, 03:42 pm
 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014-15 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award. The nine...
Written on 07/07/2014, 12:00 am
By Laura SloverLaura Slover is the CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC statesThere's been a lot of talk in the...
Written on 07/03/2014, 09:56 am
The New Mexico State Procurement Office on Wednesday denied a protest by the American Institutes for Research, which had delayed contract work to develop...
Written on 07/01/2014, 03:01 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced Tennessee students made gains in the...
Written on 06/26/2014, 03:48 pm
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By Laura SloverLaura Slover is the CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC states...By Laura SloverLaura Slover is...
Written on 06/10/2014, 11:48 am
NASHVILLE—After three summers and training more than 40,000 Tennessee teachers, the state department of education will again offer optional, free...
Written on 06/09/2014, 01:03 pm
 WHAT:The Tennessee Department of Education invites you to join the third summer of educator-led training designed to help Tennessee teachers grow...
Written on 05/21/2014, 03:59 pm
NASHVILLE— The department celebrated three Tennessee students on Wednesday for writing winning essays in a statewide contest highlighting the way in which...
Written on 05/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join...
Written on 05/13/2014, 01:29 pm
Offers free community and technology college education to high school graduatesCOOKEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today held a ceremonial bill...
Written on 05/06/2014, 06:03 pm
WHAT:The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet on Wednesday, May 7 at the capitol. Gov. Haslam appointed...
Written on 03/20/2014, 03:36 pm
WHAT:The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet for the first time next week at the capitol. Gov. Haslam...
Written on 02/20/2014, 09:24 am
Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional...
Written on 02/11/2014, 03:22 pm
NASHVILLE –Athens City math teacher Kevin Winters was awarded $25,000, thanks to the Milken Foundation.The award was presented Tuesday by Education...
Written on 01/30/2014, 06:08 pm
 NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the creation of a task force to study the Basic Education Program (BEP), which is the state’s...
Written on 12/13/2013, 09:47 am
Workforce Development Grants Totaling $1,837,475 Address Training NeedsKNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced grants totaling $1,837,475...
Written on 12/09/2013, 04:39 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education released a report today on the second year of the teacher evaluation system across the state as part of...
Written on 12/03/2013, 11:45 am
Workforce Development Grant Addresses Training Needs MURFREESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment...
Written on 07/17/2013, 08:00 am
The Scott County Board of Education is now accepting applications for a Math teacher for Scott High School.    Applicants must have a...
Written on 02/21/2013, 10:56 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/duncan-joins-students-nba-and-wnba-players-for-hangout/
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  The Scott County Board of Education is now accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. Applicants must take and pass a background...
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