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Written on 04/24/2014, 09:31 am
It can’t be said enough, school principals seriously matter in any school improvement effort. They directly impact teacher engagement, school conditions,...
Written on 04/23/2014, 03:35 pm
It’s a breather week for the PARCC states as most states have completed the first window of field testing and are preparing for the second one, which...
Written on 04/23/2014, 02:19 pm
We were recently forwarded an enthusiastic e-mail that made its way from the Lafayette County Elementary school, to the Arkansas State Department of...
Written on 04/23/2014, 02:16 pm
All around the country, educators have come together to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and learning with their peers through projects rooted in the...
Written on 04/23/2014, 02:14 pm
Last week, members of the PARCC team joined Superintendent Chris Koch for a meeting with the Illinois Business Roundtable, Illinois Manufacturers’...
Written on 04/23/2014, 12:04 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the start of the 2014 grant competition for the Investing in Innovation (i3) program's Scale-up and...
Written on 04/23/2014, 09:25 am
“Thi...“ThiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/the-hollywood-we-all-need-to-know/
Written on 04/23/2014, 09:25 am
“Thi...“ThiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/the-hollywood-we-all-need-to-know/
Written on 04/23/2014, 09:25 am
“Thi...“ThiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/the-hollywood-we-all-need-to-know/
Written on 04/23/2014, 08:00 am
When it comes to repaying your federal student loans, there’s a lot to consider. But, by taking the time to understand the details of repayment, you can...
Written on 04/22/2014, 02:25 pm
Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to announce the 2014 U.S....
Written on 04/22/2014, 12:21 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona and New Hampshire will receive more than $12 million to continue efforts to turn...
Written on 04/22/2014, 11:09 am
To celebrate Earth Day, earlier today U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 2014 U.S....To celebrate Earth Day, earlier today U.S....
Written on 04/22/2014, 10:17 am
School staff, teachers, and administrators all play important roles in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and promoting the social and...
Written on 04/21/2014, 02:37 pm
Eight years ago, I attended my first college tour thanks to a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Howard University’s Alumni Club of...
Written on 04/21/2014, 10:00 am
The rhythmic sound of poetry could be heard coming from the second-grade classroom at Ross Elementary School in Washington, D.C., though the students...
Written on 04/18/2014, 09:29 pm
The Scott County Board of Education is now accepting applications for a High School Guidance Secretary. Applicants must take and pass a background...
Written on 04/18/2014, 02:34 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/class-of-2014-whats-next-for-your-student-loans/
Written on 04/18/2014, 11:11 am
The Obama administration today approved Illinois for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare...
Written on 04/18/2014, 08:35 am
Why do I advocate for “early tech”? I’ll give you three good reasons: my granddaughters Ella, Clara, and Zayla. I’ve seen the way technology has helped...
Written on 04/17/2014, 09:28 am
The Unity Sunshine Program...The Unity Sunshine ProgramRead...
Written on 04/16/2014, 11:57 am
Every year, about 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually and...
Written on 04/15/2014, 03:41 pm
This past January, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon designated the U.S. as a Champion Country of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). The...
Written on 04/15/2014, 02:23 pm
Scott County students in grades K - 8 will take the TCAP Achievement Test from April 28 to May 2, 2014.   This Tennessee Assessment...
Written on 04/15/2014, 12:32 pm
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based...
Written on 04/15/2014, 09:26 am
Despite the growing amount of information about higher education, many students and families still need access to clear, helpful resources to make...
Written on 04/15/2014, 08:26 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/delawares-teacher-preparation-is-setting-a-higher-bar/
Written on 04/14/2014, 12:56 pm
“The best ideas come from outside Washington, D.C.” I’ve used that phrase i...“The best ideas come from outside Washington, D.C.” I’ve used that phrase...
Written on 04/14/2014, 11:54 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama and California will receive more than $64 million to continue efforts to turn around...
Written on 04/14/2014, 10:53 am
Delegations fro...Delegations froRead...
Written on 04/14/2014, 08:36 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/eds-second-annual-jazz-informance-celebrating-americas-music-and-values/
Written on 04/11/2014, 05:36 pm
We are closing out of the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) field test window for most states today. We only had about 5,100 new test takers log in today...
Written on 04/11/2014, 05:15 pm
"Our hearts go out to the families, loved ones, classmates and communities of everyone touched by this tragedy. I can only imagine the excitement of these...
Written on 04/11/2014, 04:09 pm
When someone says, “I want to go to college,” a traditional four-year college or university often comes to mind. Many don’t think of community colleges as...
Written on 04/11/2014, 11:30 am
“Kathleen Sebelius has been an extraordinary advocate for children and families and a tremendous partner to me as this administration works to ensure that...
Written on 04/11/2014, 11:23 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the Hazleton, Pa., Area School...
Written on 04/10/2014, 04:45 pm
When President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Race to the Top (RTT) in 2010, their mission was simple: to help support...
Written on 04/10/2014, 11:52 am
We are heading into the final few days of the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) field test window for most states (Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, and...
Written on 04/10/2014, 10:01 am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today announced a settlement with New Hampshire’s Manchester School District, School...
Written on 04/09/2014, 02:06 pm
"We are saddened by today's stabbings at Franklin Regional High School. Our thoughts go out to the injured students and staff, and their families, the...
Written on 04/09/2014, 10:29 am
10:20 am (ET) – Morning RoundupYesterday was another busy day for field testing, with over 37,000 new test takers logging in. States with most test takers...
Written on 04/08/2014, 09:55 pm
Last week, I had the great fortune of watching a 6th grade class in Prince George’s County, Maryland, take the computer version of the PARCC ELA/literacy...
Written on 04/08/2014, 08:46 pm
Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Kingston, Ranking Member DeLauro, and Members of the Subcommittee: Let me begin by thanking you for your...
Written on 04/08/2014, 08:11 pm
“This is a huge milestone,” Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester told his fellow schools chiefs from the PARCC state at the start of the...
Written on 04/08/2014, 05:41 pm
President Obama stopped by Bladensburg High School in Maryland on Monday to announce the winners of the inaugural Youth CareerConnect program....President...
Written on 04/08/2014, 04:02 pm
On April 1st President Obama announced April as National Financial Capability Month with a focus on ensuring all Americans have the tools they need to...
Written on 04/08/2014, 01:46 pm
The fourth quarter of the school year is generally a time of preparation for schools and districts as they finalize next year’s budget, student and...
Written on 04/08/2014, 10:30 am
Women make up half of the U.S. workforce and yet often, they are paid less than men for doing the same job. Today, April 8, marks an important day for...
Written on 04/08/2014, 10:23 am
10:20 am (ET) – Morning RoundupYesterday, we passed the 300K mark for PARCC field tests completed!  There was over 34,000 new tests started and states...
Written on 04/07/2014, 07:04 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 04/07/2014, 03:59 pm
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S....WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with...
Written on 04/07/2014, 03:11 pm
When I think of privacy a few images pop into my head:  a “do not disturb” sign, the settings on my social media accounts, or me locking the bathroom door...
Written on 04/07/2014, 11:23 am
Today starts the third week of PARCC field test. Over 291,000 test have been completed thus far and this morning over 24,000 new tests have been...
Written on 04/04/2014, 11:58 am
Technology offers extraordinary opportunities and capacities to...Technology offers extraordinary opportunities and capacities toRead...
Written on 04/04/2014, 09:52 am
Yesterday was a moderately busy day for PARCC field testing, with about 32,000 new test takers. We also passed the quarter-million mark for completed...
Written on 04/04/2014, 09:00 am
It’s no secret that parents have the power to transform educational opportunity in our country. Which is why their voice is so vital....It’s no secret...
Written on 04/03/2014, 05:13 pm
Last Thursday, over 400 representatives of two-and four-year public and independent colleges and universities across the state of New Jersey came together...
Written on 04/03/2014, 01:50 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/seeing-success-in-hawaii-duncans-50th-state-as-secretary/
Written on 04/03/2014, 10:17 am
10:15 am (ET) – Morning RoundupYesterday, over 44,000 PARCC field tests were started and the number of completed tests rose to over 212,000. States with...
Written on 04/02/2014, 12:13 pm
During a recent trip to Tucson, Ariz., I took part in a meeting with school officials, school board members, past and present elected officials,...
Written on 04/02/2014, 11:14 am
11:15 am (ET) – Morning Roundup Yesterday was a very busy day for field testing as we had the largest testing day to date, with over 61,000 tests! States...
Written on 04/01/2014, 11:57 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive more than $85 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 04/01/2014, 10:32 am
Yesterday we started the second week of field testing in 14 states and things went smoothly. Traffic to the Pearson call center was relatively light, and...
Written on 03/31/2014, 02:18 pm
Ed Roberts is one of the most important pioneers of the disability rights movement. Roberts was a talented athlete with dreams of playing professional...
Written on 03/31/2014, 02:00 pm
Cross-posted from the OII blog....Cross-posted from the OII blog.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/jazz-takes-center-stage-in-april/
Written on 03/31/2014, 10:22 am
This week is projected to be our busiest week of the PARCC field testing window. We anticipate that PARCC states will exceed the 167,000 students who...
Written on 03/31/2014, 08:21 am
April is National Poetry Month, which is a great time to introduce children of all ages to the power of poetry. Whether you’re a teacher or a...
Written on 03/28/2014, 06:00 pm
Field testing in PARCC states kicked off early Monday morning when the first test takers, from Preble-Shawnee Sr./Jr. School in Ohio, logged on before...
Written on 03/28/2014, 03:18 pm
The collaboration of K-12 and higher education content experts, faculty and educators during the item review process is one of the hallmarks of the PARCC...
Written on 03/28/2014, 03:14 pm
We have been answering your test administration questions all week in the live field test updates on our news page. Thank you all for your feedback! We...
Written on 03/28/2014, 03:06 pm
PARCC is committed to providing all students with equitable access to high-quality, 21st-century PARCC assessments. Students with disabilities, English...
Written on 03/28/2014, 03:03 pm
The ACCR, composed of state higher education executive officers, institution, system and organization leaders, was established in 2011 to facilitate...
Written on 03/28/2014, 10:12 am
It has been an exciting first week of PARCC field testing. So far this week over 170,000 students have completed 105,000 exams! Want more information...
Written on 03/27/2014, 02:14 pm
The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the launch of Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, a...
Written on 03/27/2014, 12:09 pm
Last week, the Department of Education released the latest data from the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)....Last week, the Department of Education...
Written on 03/27/2014, 11:20 am
Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the...
Written on 03/27/2014, 10:12 am
We had a substantial increase in the number of PARCC field tests completed by students yesterday with over 74,000 tests completed since Monday. We...
Written on 03/26/2014, 10:12 am
10:10 am (ET) – Morning Roundup...10:10 am (ET) – Morning RoundupRead more http://www.parcconline.org/live-field-test-updates-march-26
Written on 03/25/2014, 01:26 pm
In the four years since the Obama Administration announced its first Race to the Top grants, the President’s signature education initiative has helped...
Written on 03/25/2014, 09:37 am
Welcome to the live field test updates. We will bring you the latest field test updates throughout the day. We will also be tweeting from...
Written on 03/24/2014, 02:58 pm
The FNB Mini-Grant Program for 2014-2015 is funded with $40,000.  The deadline for applying is Friday, May 9, 2014.  Funding will be awarded...
Written on 03/24/2014, 11:06 am
Welcome to the live field test updates. Today is the first day of the PARCC field test! We will bring you the latest field test updates throughout the...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:38 pm
Thank you, Catherine [Lhamon]. I can't thank Catherine enough for the extraordinary leadership that she has shown as head of our Office for Civil Rights...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:35 pm
By Laura Slover, CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC states -- This week I want to turn my weekly column over...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:25 pm
The PARCC Spring 2014 field test kicks off on Monday. During the field test, PARCC will provide live updates on our news page and via twitter @PARCCplace....
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:21 pm
PARCC is expanding its reach in the digital world—and providing new resources for educators, parents, teachers and community members to use to talk about...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:17 pm
This week, we are highlighting three Frequently Asked Questions related to administering the PARCC Field Test. These and other Frequently Asked Questions...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:15 pm
Test Administration Manuals along with other materials will be shipped this week for the Performance-Based Assessments. Materials for the End of Year...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:15 pm
Test Administration Manuals along with other materials will be shipped this week for the Performance-Based Assessments. Materials for the End of Year...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:12 pm
PARCC will conduct seven focused research studies during the Spring 2014 field tests. Two of these studies include a quality of test administration...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:09 pm
Students will have the opportunity to share their feedback on, among other things, how they interacted with the PARCC field test, how easy or difficult...
Written on 03/21/2014, 03:05 pm
More than 4,000 educators have accessed PARCC training modules on the PARCC Field Test Training Site. The top three viewed modules include “Accessibility...
Written on 03/21/2014, 11:38 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/award-winning-science-teacher-how-i-came-to-study-teach-and-love-science/
Written on 03/21/2014, 10:38 am
Equity – the push to ensure strong educational opportunity for every student – drives everything we do at the U.S. Department of Education, and...
Written on 03/21/2014, 09:20 am
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school...
Written on 03/20/2014, 05:20 pm
Assessments are part of life at school, but they don’t have to be a source of stress. Helping your child prepare properly for an exam is important, and...
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 03/20/2014, 12:03 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with South Carolina Charter School...
Written on 03/19/2014, 12:32 pm
Cross-posted from the OII blog....Cross-posted from the OII blog.Read...
Written on 03/19/2014, 09:31 am
Today the U.S. Department of Education released the year three Race to the Top state progress reports for the District of Columbia and the 11 states that...
Written on 03/18/2014, 11:08 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $134 million 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition on March 14th, 2014 with the...
Written on 03/18/2014, 09:35 am
Students at for-profit colleges represent only about 13 percent of the total higher education population, but about 31 percent of all student loans and...
Written on 03/17/2014, 12:32 pm
“That was inspiring; I’m walking away giving myself permission to lead,” said Alan Chen, a teacher from L.A. Alan had just heard Secretary Duncan’s...
Written on 03/15/2014, 04:11 pm
Thanks, Ron [Thorpe] for that warm introduction and for all of your leadership. Congratulations on what has become one of the most dynamic discussions of...
Written on 03/14/2014, 04:09 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/boston-school-turns-around-with-focus-on-the-arts/
Written on 03/14/2014, 02:21 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Using advanced technology to dramatically expand the quality and reach of...
Written on 03/14/2014, 01:55 pm
Laura Slover - Fourteen states and the District of Columbia. More than one million students. Sixteen thousand schools. Nearly 10,000 test items....Laura...
Written on 03/14/2014, 10:48 am
PARCC is committed to providing all students with access to high-quality assessments. For the assessment system as a whole, PARCC is committed to ensuring...
Written on 03/14/2014, 07:17 am
The Obama Administration announced today new steps to address growing concerns about burdensome student loan debt by requiring career colleges to do a...
Written on 03/13/2014, 05:13 pm
Nearly 150 educators from 16 states will convene next week in Denver to review ELA/literacy and mathematics test items and tasks that have been developed...
Written on 03/13/2014, 05:10 pm
The National PTA hosted a legislative conference this week and invited PARCC to speak about what parents and families should know about the design,...
Written on 03/13/2014, 05:06 pm
PARCC and Smarter Balanced higher education representatives hosted a panel illustrating the use of the aligned assessments as tools for facilitating K-12...
Written on 03/13/2014, 04:55 pm
PARCC will host a webinar for the Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) on March 24th. ACCR includes state higher education executive officers...
Written on 03/13/2014, 04:51 pm
On March 14, Louisiana team member Jeanne Burns will present with Allison Jones, vice president for postsecondary collaboration for the PARCC State...
Written on 03/13/2014, 11:07 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 10 states will receive more than $95 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 03/13/2014, 11:07 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 10 states will receive more than $95 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 03/13/2014, 07:11 am
"Jim Shelton has dedicated his life to finding new and better ways to level the playing field for every student—no matter his or her zip code,"...
Written on 03/12/2014, 10:03 am
Everyone wants a fast track to a job they’ll love.  And, what student wouldn’t enjoy the chance to develop leadership skills and explore a field of...
Written on 03/11/2014, 10:24 am
Fifty adults — including the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services, Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) —...
Written on 03/10/2014, 10:23 am
It’s time to celebrate Pi! And if the very thought of the irrational number is making you hungry for knowledge, you’re not alone....It’s time to celebrate...
Written on 03/07/2014, 04:19 pm
Earlier today at Coral Reef High School in Miami, President Obama announced the launch of an exciting initiative to help ensure that more of America’s...
Written on 03/06/2014, 06:37 pm
PARCC assessments will provide timely information about student performance that will allow teachers and parents to identify student needs and adjust...
Written on 03/06/2014, 06:09 pm
PARCC convened over 80 National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers state and national affiliate members Feb. 7-9 to launch an...
Written on 03/06/2014, 06:01 pm
Laura Slover Just last month more than 70 teachers from 14 of the PARCC states gathered in Arlington, Va., to be trained as test item reviewers....Laura...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:59 pm
We’ve added two new resources to PARCC’s field test web page....We’ve added two new resources to PARCC’s field test web page.Read...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:48 pm
This document provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements; and suggests recommended...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:48 pm
This document provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements; and suggests recommended...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:46 pm
Proctor caching is strongly encouraged for schools with low bandwidth or large numbers of simultaneous users...Proctor caching is strongly encouraged for...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:37 pm
Drew Jacobs, Director of Data & Research at SCORE in Tennessee and former teacher, writes about the benefits of data collection in the...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:35 pm
Dr. Ted Coe, an assistant dean at Grand Canyon University, writes about the Common Core State Standards in an op-ed for The Arizona Republic....Dr. Ted...
Written on 03/06/2014, 05:35 pm
Dr. Ted Coe, an assistant dean at Grand Canyon University, writes about the Common Core State Standards in an op-ed for The Arizona Republic....Dr. Ted...
Written on 03/06/2014, 10:22 am
Throughout the country, there is a tremendous unmet need for high-quality early learning. Fewer than three in ten 4-year-olds are enrolled in high-quality...
Written on 03/06/2014, 10:07 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the sixth and final appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and...
Written on 03/04/2014, 05:46 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/a-month-to-support-the-arts-in-our-schools/
Written on 03/04/2014, 12:07 pm
President Obama’s 2015 budget request reflects his belief not only that education is a top priority, but that America’s public schools offer the clearest...
Written on 03/04/2014, 11:52 am
The Obama administration continued to prioritize education in the 2015 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would create...
Written on 03/04/2014, 09:54 am
President B...President BRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/the-white-house-hosts-its-first-ever-student-film-festival/
Written on 03/01/2014, 10:02 am
This marks the launch of our new newsletter, with information about where we are, what we’re working on, and some useful resources. Tell us what you...
Written on 02/28/2014, 06:06 pm
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend the day at Port Allen High School in Louisiana speaking with district superintendents from across the...
Written on 02/28/2014, 05:32 pm
The PARCC consortium will reach yet another major milestone this spring. On March 24, thousands of schools in PARCC states will begin the first window of...
Written on 02/28/2014, 11:55 am
Post-secondary and K-12 leaders from the PARCC states are gearing up for a convening June 16-17 in New Orleans that will focus on policy issues associated...
Written on 02/28/2014, 11:04 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Christian County Public Schools...
Written on 02/28/2014, 09:48 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/today-the-first-ever-white-house-student-film-festival/
Written on 02/27/2014, 08:40 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/my-brothers-keeper-a-new-white-house-initiative-to-empower-boys-and-young-men-of-color/
Written on 02/27/2014, 02:19 pm
Jonathan Ferrara - IT Manager from Revere (Mass.) Public Schools talks about his experience setting up proctor caching for the field test....Jonathan...
Written on 02/27/2014, 02:10 pm
On Feb. 11, PARCC posted a frequently asked questions document about the Spring 2014 PARCC Field Test which will be administered to over one million...
Written on 02/27/2014, 02:07 pm
As states continue to prepare for the Field Test, PARCC is sponsoring Tech Prep Week which will give an additional opportunity for spring 2014 Field Test...
Written on 02/26/2014, 05:58 pm
As a part of its commitment to support implementation of the PARCC assessment system, PARCC is creating a series of online professional development...
Written on 02/26/2014, 05:23 pm
The PARCC assessment system includes four main components –many are familiar with two of those components – the performance based and end-of-year...
Written on 02/26/2014, 11:32 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with the Indianapolis Public Schools in Indiana...
Written on 02/25/2014, 03:17 pm
Today, more than ever, schools and districts are managing a lot of digital data. Some of that has to do with teaching and learning, but there’s...
Written on 02/25/2014, 02:07 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) released new guidance today to help school systems and educators interpret...
Written on 02/25/2014, 12:16 pm
In many schools across America, we begin each day with a morning ritual, the pledge of allegiance. Students stand sleepy-eyed with their hands over their...
Written on 02/24/2014, 11:15 pm
I want to thank Jim Steyer and Common Sense Media for bringing this event together and starting this important dialogue – and for your tireless...
Written on 02/24/2014, 02:38 pm
Thank you, Governor Beshear. It’s great to be back at the NGA. And I welcome this opportunity to talk about the role of early learning with our...
Written on 02/21/2014, 12:58 pm
This year’s State of the Union Address was unlike any I had ever experienced before.  I had just sat down in a room full of educators when I heard the...
Written on 02/20/2014, 04:06 pm
This op-ed originally appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News. Over the last several days, 230 American men and women competed against and socialized with...
Written on 02/20/2014, 02:54 pm
Congratulations! You finished filling out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Now what? 1. Look Out For Your Student Aid...
Written on 02/20/2014, 02:09 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nine states will receive more than $71 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 02/20/2014, 01:30 pm
On May 2, students in San Antonio, Texas will take part in an event that costs practically nothing, benefits the future of many, and brings joy to all....
Written on 02/20/2014, 09:24 am
Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional...
Written on 02/19/2014, 03:28 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/of-the-people-live-from-a-digital-classroom-with-education-secretary-arne-duncan/
Written on 02/19/2014, 02:40 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/expanding-opportunity-with-help-from-the-ffa/
Written on 02/14/2014, 10:13 am
When I take the court tonight for the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, I’ll be wearing a number that signi...When I take the court tonight for the NBA...
Written on 02/13/2014, 12:36 pm
As her teacher taught a lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the struggle to advance civil rights, Catherine E. Lhamon’s then-four-year-old daughter...
Written on 02/12/2014, 02:23 pm
Nat...NatRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/partners-in-progress-turning-around-a-washington-dc-school-takes-teamwork-and-joy/
Written on 02/11/2014, 03:35 pm
While ED’s National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) are all national stars of educational excellence, the challenges faced in their respective communities are...
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 02/10/2014, 06:03 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/celebrating-cte-month/
Written on 02/10/2014, 03:56 pm
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75...
Written on 02/10/2014, 12:14 pm
Imagine you have a painful toothache that has gone untreated.  Or a headache after squinting at the book you’re reading.  Now imagine yourself in a...
Written on 02/07/2014, 04:04 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/office-of-vocational-and-adult-education-becomes-office-of-career-technical-and-adult-education/
Written on 02/07/2014, 12:37 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/students-share-magical-moments-at-art-exhibit-opening/
Written on 02/07/2014, 11:55 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that six states and the District of Columbia will receive more than $38 million to continue...
Written on 02/07/2014, 08:35 am
First Lady Mi...First Lady MiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/fill-out-your-fafsa-get-help-paying-for-college/
Written on 02/05/2014, 05:28 pm
Thank you for that kind introduction, Principal Maxey. Today, is a great day here at T.C. Williams High School for two reasons. First, we’re here...
Written on 02/04/2014, 02:13 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/02/making-progress-on-connected/
Written on 02/04/2014, 10:38 am
President Obama began the 2014 State of the Union address emphasizing his commitment that all American children have access to a world class education,...
Written on 02/04/2014, 08:25 am
If you want to engage the high-tech industry to help improve job readiness for the nation’s 36 million low-skilled adults, a good place to start is...
Written on 02/03/2014, 04:05 pm
 Washington, D.C. -- Management of the multi-state assessment consortium Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has moved to...
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 01/30/2014, 03:44 pm
Ma...MaRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/new-site-highlights-state-and-local-innovative-ideas-from-educators-perspectives/
Written on 01/30/2014, 12:04 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board writes in favor of moving forward with Common Core testing. Read the editorial......The Cleveland Plain Dealer...
Written on 01/30/2014, 10:30 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/ed-now-accepting-applications-for-summer-2014-internships-through-march-15/
Written on 01/30/2014, 10:11 am
On Tuesday, during President Obama’s fifth State of the...On Tuesday, during President Obama’s fifth State of theRead...
Written on 01/28/2014, 11:24 am
In less than 12 hours, President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address....In less than 12 hours, President Barack Obama will...
Written on 01/27/2014, 05:34 pm
I am I am pleased to speak to ASCD’s leadership because I believe educators across the country today have finally reached a long-sought turning...
Written on 01/27/2014, 12:47 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive more than $39 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 01/24/2014, 04:13 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/duncan-invites-student-feedback-on-college-access-and-affordability/
Written on 01/24/2014, 12:01 pm
Sometimes life throws us curveballs. Maybe that curveball means losing a job, or having a hard time finding one after college. Some borrowers may have a...
Written on 01/24/2014, 10:10 am
This op-ed appeared in the January 23, 2014 edition of the Washington Post. In education, it sometimes takes courage to do what ought to be common...
Written on 01/24/2014, 09:23 am
The U.S. Department of the Education, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and Intuit Inc. announced today an innovative private-public collaboration to raise...
Written on 01/23/2014, 04:08 pm
As a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S....As a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S.Read...
Written on 01/23/2014, 09:50 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/a-renewed-call-to-action-to-end-rape-and-sexual-assault/
Written on 01/22/2014, 05:43 pm
Washington, D.C. -- January 22, 2014 -- Teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have new resources to help them prepare their students for...
Written on 01/22/2014, 10:03 am
Every day our students are bombarded with conflicting messages related to drug use, and they may be confused and unsure who to ask for accurate in...Every...
Written on 01/17/2014, 02:33 pm
"A little over 50 years ago, our nation engaged in a loud, sometimes deadly and tumultuous discussion about civil rights. From coast to coast, Americans...
Written on 01/16/2014, 03:49 pm
Yesterday I participated...Yesterday I participatedRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/education-datapalooza/
Written on 01/15/2014, 12:19 pm
Cross-posted from NASA.gov On January 13, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education marked the successful completion of a pilot program designed to engage...
Written on 01/15/2014, 12:08 pm
Editor's Note: In addition to reading the fact sheet provided below, please see a new blog post by White House Director of the Domestic Policy...
Written on 01/13/2014, 06:26 pm
For 40 years, George Miller has served his constituents in California and the American people through his dedication to improving America's education...
Written on 01/13/2014, 04:35 pm
Thanks, David, for that warm introduction, and for all your leadership. I'm delighted to see leaders whose work has been so important to empowering...
Written on 01/10/2014, 01:40 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/promise-zones-launched-in-five-communities/
Written on 01/08/2014, 03:45 pm
My thanks to CEO Edwards and President Dukes for their comments, and for that gracious introduction. I thank you for your unwavering commitment to equal...
Written on 01/08/2014, 11:40 am
Research shows that the use of suspensions has steadily climbed since the 1970s and that most suspensions today are for minor and non-violent incidents of...
Written on 01/08/2014, 11:17 am
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today released a school discipline guidance package...
Written on 01/07/2014, 05:09 pm
The end of the American Civil War held the promise of a new life for millions of the country’s citizens. President Abraham Lincoln called it  “a new birth...
Written on 01/07/2014, 04:25 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/parents-tips-to-help-your-child-complete-the-fafsa-2/
Written on 01/06/2014, 04:17 pm
FloridaL...FloridaLRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/rural-students-in-florida-get-chance-to-become-stem-scholars/
Written on 01/06/2014, 11:58 am
1.      Not Completing the FAFSA...1.      Not Completing the FAFSARead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/7-common-fafsa-mistakes/
Written on 01/06/2014, 11:40 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $1.9 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing...
Written on 01/06/2014, 08:59 am
The voice of students has never been more critical to education than it is today. We know that our young people’s capacity to influence society cannot be...
Written on 01/03/2014, 05:01 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/01/7-myths-about-the-fafsa-and-applying-for-financial-aid/
Written on 01/03/2014, 09:48 am
Secretary Arne Duncan recei...Secretary Arne Duncan receiRead...
Written on 01/02/2014, 04:15 pm
Community colleges play a critical role in meeting President Obama’s goal of leading the world in college attainment by 2020....Community colleges play a...
Written on 01/01/2014, 09:00 am
Don’t go at filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) alone. We’re here to help. You’ve already done the hard part and gathered all...
Written on 12/30/2013, 09:19 am
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The good...
Written on 12/24/2013, 10:54 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/national-partnership-boosts-students-towards-healthy-futures/
Written on 12/23/2013, 02:33 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive over $43.4 million to continue efforts to turn around their...
Written on 12/23/2013, 11:18 am
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collects data from public schools to help detect and prevent civil rights violations. The data collected and released...
Written on 12/21/2013, 07:14 pm
Cross-posted from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Blog...Cross-posted from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness BlogRead...
Written on 12/20/2013, 12:58 pm
By Martha Kanter and James Sanders...By Martha Kanter and James SandersRead...
Written on 12/20/2013, 12:19 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/regional-roundup-2013-race-to-the-top-early-learning-challenge/
Written on 12/19/2013, 02:26 pm
With a fresh year just weeks away, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about my new year’s resolutions. We give a lot of thought to our digital...
Written on 12/19/2013, 01:04 pm
Only one in three four-year-olds attend a high-quality preschool program — and the number for three-year-olds is much lower. Across the country,...
Written on 12/19/2013, 08:02 am
A system of college ratings will help students choose among colleges and encourage institutions to improve. This fall, the Department of Education set out...
Written on 12/18/2013, 05:24 pm
“The 2013 TUDA results show student performance in large cities continues to both improve overall and that large-city schools nationwide are...
Written on 12/18/2013, 04:11 pm
America’s big cities have long been beacons of promise and opportunity. Yet too often, big-city school systems have failed to equalize educational...
Written on 12/17/2013, 06:37 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Blog...Cross-posted from the White House BlogRead...
Written on 12/17/2013, 01:10 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that five applicants have won a total of approximately $120 million in the second round of the Race to...
Written on 12/17/2013, 10:50 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $219,720 to Placerville Union School District in Placerville, Calif., to...
Written on 12/17/2013, 10:50 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $219,720 to Placerville Union School District in Placerville, Calif., to...
Written on 12/16/2013, 02:21 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/my-confidence-in-future-young-scientists/
Written on 12/16/2013, 10:15 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a nearly $50,000 grant to Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, to help with ongoing recovery...
Written on 12/13/2013, 03:43 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released an updated version of the administration's financial aid model award letter, known as the Shopping Sheet,...
Written on 12/13/2013, 03:24 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the 25 highest-rated applications (HRAs) for the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3)...
Written on 12/13/2013, 02:16 pm
In the summer of 2012, the Obama Administration introduced the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet so that families could have a clear, concise way to see the...
Written on 12/13/2013, 02:00 pm
As part of the U.S. Department of Education's ongoing efforts to implement inclusive policies that reflect the diversity of American families, and...
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 12/12/2013, 05:33 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/behind-the-waiting-room-students-and-their-fight-for-affordable-healthcare/
Written on 12/11/2013, 07:59 pm
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, fixing our broken immigration system is a win-win. Immigration reform is not only good policy, but it is good...
Written on 12/11/2013, 07:11 pm
December 11, 2013 - The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) approved a policy to protect the...
Written on 12/11/2013, 02:59 pm
Holiday and winter breaks are just weeks away, and while students and teachers will get a well-deserved break from the classroom, it doesn’t mean children...
Written on 12/10/2013, 07:29 pm
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan officially launched the Department of Education’s Principal Ambassador Fellowship yesterday by naming three principals...
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 12/09/2013, 03:56 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced five appointments to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity...
Written on 12/09/2013, 03:16 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of three principals selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's first...
Written on 12/09/2013, 10:10 am
Like a messy bookshelf, the Internet can be a frustrating and overwhelming place to search for information. Developed in response to requests from the...
Written on 12/09/2013, 12:19 am
Peggy Brookins, Director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology (E.M.I.T.) and a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...
Written on 12/06/2013, 06:14 pm
Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Doug, for the warm welcome, and for all your hard work and leadership at ACTE. I also want to recognize our UFT...
Written on 12/06/2013, 05:59 pm
I'm pleased to be back at the FSA conference. And I'm excited to speak to you today for two reasons. First, I want to celebrate the critically important...
Written on 12/04/2013, 10:42 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of an online "one-stop shop" aimed at guidance counselors and other advisers, such as staff or...
Written on 12/04/2013, 09:53 am
Last August, President Obama outlined an ambitious plan to increase value and affordability in postsecondary education. There were a number of commitments...
Written on 12/04/2013, 09:33 am
Last week, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, announced the finalists for the...
Written on 12/03/2013, 03:40 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/duncan-calls-for-higher-standards-and-expectations-following-pisa-results/
Written on 12/03/2013, 03:21 pm
I admit I was nervous....I admit I was nervous.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/12/in-the-shadows-of-principals/
Written on 12/03/2013, 02:01 pm
Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today. In a number...
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 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 12/03/2013, 09:02 am
In 1985, 14-year-old Ryan White and his family successfully battled myths and hysteria about HIV and AIDS so that he could attend his public middle...
Written on 12/02/2013, 03:15 pm
Growing up in San Luis, Ariz., a town located near the Mexican border, Jorge Ontiveros never imagined he’d want to become a middle school teacher. His...
Written on 11/29/2013, 12:17 pm
The odds were stacked against Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School....The odds were stacked against Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High...
Written on 11/27/2013, 02:00 pm
Graduation rates are an indicator of how well prepared a state’s students will be for college and careers. So, it’s particularly encouraging...
Written on 11/26/2013, 02:53 pm
Arriving at Chicago’s Wheeling High School on brisk October morning, we sensed that something awesome was about to happen....Arriving at Chicago’s...
Written on 11/25/2013, 03:55 pm
To kick off International Education Week 2013, the U.S. Department of Education cohosted the release of Mapping the Nation, an innovative online resource...
Written on 11/25/2013, 09:08 am
If you are a young woman entering college, there is at least a one in five chance that you will be the victim of attempted or completed sexual...
Written on 11/22/2013, 05:11 pm
As part of ED Goes Back to School Principal Shadow Week, dozens of Education Department officials spent time this week learning about the work of...
Written on 11/22/2013, 01:27 pm
"As American Education Week comes to a close for 2013, let's re-dedicate ourselves to focusing every week of the year on the values -- and value -- of...
Written on 11/22/2013, 12:18 pm
Our National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea” by novelist...Our National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea” by novelistRead...
Written on 11/21/2013, 02:53 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of 2011-12 school and district-level state assessment data and a brief analysis of School...
Written on 11/21/2013, 02:53 pm
Maryland Takes on PARCC Fiscal Agent Role; States Gear Up for Spring 2014 Field Test    Washington, D.C. - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for...
Written on 11/20/2013, 09:55 am
This week’s announcement of U.S. Department of Labor’s $100 million Youth CareerConnect initiative is exciting news for our nation’s high school...
Written on 11/19/2013, 05:03 pm
Good afternoon, everyone – and welcome to our Department's kick-off event for International Education Week. As we get started, I want to thank...
Written on 11/19/2013, 01:57 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 31 applications have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D)...
Written on 11/19/2013, 01:50 pm
Washington, D.C. - November 19, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a multistate consortium working...
Written on 11/19/2013, 09:56 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today honors 286 schools as the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel...
Written on 11/18/2013, 05:12 pm
We have a tendency in our fast-moving world to focus on controversial-sounding soundbites, instead of the complex policy debates that underlie them....
Written on 11/18/2013, 04:13 pm
Secretary Arne Duncan joined members of Congress, business and military leaders, law enforcement officials, educators and parents last week, to voice...
Written on 11/15/2013, 06:23 pm
Char Shryock, director of curriculum and instruction for the Bay Village City Schools and a member of the Ohio Eduction Leadership Cadre, writes in favor...
Written on 11/15/2013, 11:20 am
Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director...Assistant Deputy Secretary and DirectorRead...
Written on 11/14/2013, 02:05 pm
Several mo...Several moRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/inspiration-and-heartbreak-my-two-days-in-haiti/
Written on 11/14/2013, 11:44 am
Dr....Dr.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/helping-veterans-succeed-in-the-classroom/
Written on 11/14/2013, 10:00 am
One perk of having a federal student loan instead of a private stude...One perk of having a federal student loan instead of a private studeRead...
Written on 11/13/2013, 02:14 pm
NASHVILLE –The 2013 state Report Card—posted Wednesday on the Tennessee Department of Education website—offers increased functionality for users to view...
Written on 11/13/2013, 11:47 am
"The early learning bill introduced today reflects a growing, bipartisan understanding that to ensure our nation’s children have the educational and...
Written on 11/13/2013, 09:45 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 11/12/2013, 04:29 pm
It’s been hard to come to terms with, but I need to face the facts: I’m not in college anymore. In fact, this January marks two years since I started...
Written on 11/12/2013, 04:09 pm
Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the findings of the international Survey of Adult Skills, a product...
Written on 11/08/2013, 06:14 pm
"Our country's Veterans have helped build the United States into the world leader it is today. Since the birth of our nation, they have protected us time...
Written on 11/08/2013, 03:13 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review of the Sun Prairie Area...
Written on 11/08/2013, 10:12 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced results for the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award the 25...
Written on 11/07/2013, 05:07 pm
Joiselle Cunningham, one of ED’s 2013-14 Teaching Ambassador Fellows at the U.S....Joiselle Cunningham, one of ED’s 2013-14 Teaching...
Written on 11/07/2013, 11:26 am
Haslam announces 2013 results of the National Assessment of Educational ProgressMOUNT JULIET – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Tennessee had the...
Written on 11/07/2013, 10:18 am
The 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Report Card is available here. "The 2013 NAEP report card provides encouraging but modest signs of progress in...
Written on 11/07/2013, 09:31 am
Even though National Substance Abuse Prevention Month has ended, it doesn’t mean our dedication to reducing the number of Americans hurt by alcohol and...
Written on 11/07/2013, 09:31 am
Even though National Substance Abuse Prevention Month has ended, it doesn’t mean our dedication to reducing the number of Americans hurt by alcohol and...
Written on 11/06/2013, 05:58 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/mission-promise-neighborhood-partners-and-families-launch-30-million-grant/
Written on 11/06/2013, 04:50 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the West Contra Costa Unified...
Written on 11/06/2013, 02:24 pm
In the last few months, all across the country, millions of students headed back to school. For many, this was a season of memorable experiences: having...
Written on 11/06/2013, 01:07 pm
Washington, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers released new sample test items today. With this...
Written on 11/06/2013, 12:09 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Virtual Community School of Ohio to...
Written on 11/06/2013, 10:05 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/rural-education-is-being-rewritten/
Written on 11/05/2013, 01:47 pm
Thank you! What a wonderful convention we have here today! As I look around Freedom Hall, I am so hopeful about our nation's future. In this crowd of...
Written on 11/04/2013, 05:20 pm
Workforce Development Equipment Grant Addresses Training NeedsMORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $337,297 for Walters...
Written on 11/04/2013, 03:34 pm
As part of the Obama administration's agenda to make college more affordable, the U.S....As part of the Obama administration's agenda to make college more...
Written on 11/04/2013, 03:34 pm
As part of the Obama administration's agenda to make college more affordable, the U.S....As part of the Obama administration's agenda to make college more...
Written on 11/01/2013, 06:41 pm
Thank you, Dr. Ross, for that kind introduction and for being a great partner in reform. I'm pleased to be here today to address the Rural Education...
Written on 11/01/2013, 09:56 am
Cross-posted from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...Cross-posted from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans...
Written on 10/31/2013, 04:08 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/10/4-things-you-need-to-know-about-repaying-your-student-loans/
Written on 10/31/2013, 12:57 pm
Earlier this year, Secretary Arne...Earlier this year, Secretary ArneRead...
Written on 10/31/2013, 12:57 pm
Earlier this year, Secretary Arne...Earlier this year, Secretary ArneRead...
Written on 10/31/2013, 12:08 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding an additional $269,530 to Chardon Local School District in Chardon, Ohio, to help with...
Written on 10/31/2013, 10:54 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the State University of New...
Written on 10/30/2013, 04:45 pm
Making college more affordable for American families has continued to be a key priority for the Obama Administration, and in August, President Obama...
Written on 10/30/2013, 02:36 pm
In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American...
Written on 10/30/2013, 02:22 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review that was initiated at the Schenectady City School...
Written on 10/30/2013, 08:57 am
NASHVILLE – A Bedford County elementary school principal and a Cannon County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee...
Written on 10/30/2013, 08:57 am
NASHVILLE – A Bedford County elementary school principal and a Cannon County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee...
Written on 10/29/2013, 06:22 pm
Initiative to prepare participants with skills to lead schoolsNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a new preparation program to build a...
Written on 10/29/2013, 06:22 pm
Initiative to prepare participants with skills to lead schoolsNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a new preparation program to build a...
Written on 10/28/2013, 09:30 am
Let’s face it, repaying your student loans can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’re new at it. I may have spent my senior year of college interning...
Written on 10/25/2013, 02:04 pm
On the West Coas...On the West CoasRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/10/ed-team-visits-green-ribbon-honorees-in-oregon-and-washington/
Written on 10/22/2013, 05:45 pm
According to Michael Yaple, communications director for the New Jersey Department of Education, the PARCC assessment will differ from the NJASK not only...
Written on 10/22/2013, 04:02 pm
The Obama administration today approved the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally-developed...
Written on 10/22/2013, 03:23 pm
California was proud to welcome Andrea Falken, director of U.S....California was proud to welcome Andrea Falken, director of U.S.Read...
Written on 10/21/2013, 04:34 pm
Ed. Note: This post is guest authored by Cynthia Stevenson, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, Colo., and Kerrie Dallman, president of the...
Written on 10/21/2013, 02:39 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of an $875,000 grant to the University of California, San Francisco to create a Rehabilitation...
Written on 10/21/2013, 02:09 pm
Lynne Moshi, president, League of Women Voters of Broward County, Florida, writes in an op-ed in the Sun Sentinel that, "Common Core emphasizes the use of...
Written on 10/21/2013, 01:27 pm
Just before the government shutdown, I took part in a very special day. I had the honor of announcing the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. I’ve often...
Written on 10/21/2013, 01:22 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of almost $1.8 million in grants to help older adults with disabilities. The grant money was...
Written on 10/21/2013, 11:46 am
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the award of grants under two Fulbright-Hays International Education programs: more than $1.14 million has...
Written on 10/21/2013, 09:51 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $10.5 million grant over five years to the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, a consortium of the...
Written on 10/18/2013, 12:53 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/10/celebrating-connected-educator-month-2013/
Written on 10/18/2013, 10:45 am
In support of President Obama's ConnectED initiative, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology is proud to announce that...
Written on 10/18/2013, 10:08 am
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Departments) announced today that 16 states and the District of...
Written on 10/17/2013, 04:57 pm
As part of the Secretary’s Strong Start, Bright Future back-to-school bus tour, I had the opportunity to meet with early learning providers, parents, and...
Written on 10/11/2013, 03:28 pm
Chicago, IL - October 11, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of states working together to...
Written on 10/10/2013, 06:52 pm
Washington, D.C. - October 10, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a multistate consortium working...
Written on 10/04/2013, 01:35 pm
NASHVILLE—A Knoxville teacher known for leading student, department, and district collaboration was named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee...
Written on 10/03/2013, 06:01 pm
PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments   ...PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments   Read...
Written on 10/03/2013, 04:51 pm
Governor: “We want to be the fastest improving state in the U.S. when it comes to teacher pay”NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined...
Written on 10/01/2013, 09:31 am
Thank you for visiting the Homeroom Blog. Due to a lack of appropriations effective October 1, ED activities have been curtailed and most employees are on...
Written on 09/30/2013, 05:34 pm
University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities...University at...
Written on 09/30/2013, 05:27 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based...
Written on 09/30/2013, 05:18 pm
In what seems to have become an annual ritual, I'm here again today to report on the state of education in America. What I can tell you after nearly five...
Written on 09/30/2013, 03:53 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the official FY 2011 two-year and official FY 2010 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates...
Written on 09/30/2013, 03:27 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today first year grant award of $973,763 for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to support the...
Written on 09/30/2013, 03:13 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $211 million in five-year grants to five states and a consortium of six states...
Written on 09/30/2013, 02:35 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 17 grants totaling $2.8 million to charter developers for planning, program design, and...
Written on 09/30/2013, 02:11 pm
Good morning everyone. It's great to be here and help kick off this important conference and critical conversation....Good morning everyone. It's great to...
Written on 09/30/2013, 01:43 pm
The Obama administration today approved the State of Texas for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare...
Written on 09/30/2013, 01:14 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $4.6 million in grants to five institutions for research projects aimed at...
Written on 09/30/2013, 11:53 am
Harvey Kesselman, provost and executive vice president of Richard Stockton College, has been named to the New Jersey Higher Education Leadership Team that...
Written on 09/30/2013, 11:48 am
Christy Hild, assistant principal, Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School, attended a five-day conference which focused on developing questions and...
Written on 09/27/2013, 11:03 pm
Responses to offeror's questions and an amended version of the PARCC Technology Bundle RFP have been posted to the PARCC website. In addition, updated...
Written on 09/27/2013, 05:30 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached agreement with the Portland, Maine, Public Schools to ensure...
Written on 09/27/2013, 05:00 pm
Grants totaling $1,290,786 for Chattanooga State Community College, TCAT-ChattanoogaCHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a total of...
Written on 09/27/2013, 02:50 pm
The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration today announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to...
Written on 09/27/2013, 02:08 pm
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), “must not just survive but thrive,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told those gathered at the...
Written on 09/27/2013, 12:37 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced $2 million in grants awarded to eight organizations to provide effective models of arts in education...
Written on 09/27/2013, 10:23 am
U.S....U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/15363
Written on 09/27/2013, 09:08 am
Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released new guidance that provides colleges and universities with information about the ruling in...
Written on 09/26/2013, 07:19 pm
Washington, D.C. - September 26, 2013 - During its quarterly meeting yesterday, the Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for...
Written on 09/26/2013, 04:09 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $1.6 million grant to the University of Oregon for the continued operation of the National Technical...
Written on 09/26/2013, 02:55 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $89.8 million in Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grants to 27 school...
Written on 09/26/2013, 12:47 pm
It is always important to me, and I always look forward to the opportunity to address the National HBCU Conference. This year in particular we are at a...
Written on 09/26/2013, 11:52 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the awarding of more than $20.1 million to 39 colleges and universities under the Strengthening...
Written on 09/25/2013, 02:42 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of about $14 million in grants to 31 Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native...
Written on 09/25/2013, 10:44 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $748,126 grant to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to develop methods that lead to people with...
Written on 09/24/2013, 11:03 am
To support the participation of more low-income parents in higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today awarded nearly $9.2 million to 58...
Written on 09/24/2013, 10:20 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic...
Written on 09/23/2013, 02:18 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/exhibit-opening-symbolizes-transformative-power-of-the-arts/
Written on 09/23/2013, 11:07 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International (FHI) in Washington, D.C. to establish...
Written on 09/20/2013, 10:40 pm
I will be brief today so we can get to an important discussion. Last month, President Obama unveiled a landmark plan to address our country's "crisis of...
Written on 09/20/2013, 10:01 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $2,802,676 in grants today to Alu Like, Inc., a community-based, non-profit organization,...
Written on 09/20/2013, 02:40 pm
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review that was initiated at the Iowa...
Written on 09/20/2013, 01:37 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $200,000 grant to Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., to explore ways to help young...
Written on 09/20/2013, 01:13 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of a $6.5 million grant to Westat Inc., of Rockville, Md., to create a national center aimed...
Written on 09/20/2013, 12:06 pm
Please submit all comments on the Department of Education’s draft FY2014-2018 Strategic Plan to . All comments must be...
Written on 09/20/2013, 11:53 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $14 million in five-year grants to operate eight special education parent technical assistance...
Written on 09/20/2013, 11:53 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $1.4 million grant to Family Health International (FHI) in Washington, D.C., to establish...
Written on 09/19/2013, 05:21 pm
Photo courtesy of J a...Photo courtesy of J aRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/an-active-return-to-school-in-arizona/
Written on 09/18/2013, 02:55 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 12 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations will receive $2,748,619...
Written on 09/18/2013, 12:15 pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced nearly $30 million for six grant awards to improve student achievement by increasing the...
Written on 09/17/2013, 03:57 pm
Five days, four states and more than 1,100 miles...Five days, four states and more than 1,100 milesRead...
Written on 09/16/2013, 02:10 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/get-ready-for-constitution-day-and-citizenship-day/
Written on 09/16/2013, 09:45 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/back-to-school-bus-tour-visits-the-grand-canyon-state/
Written on 09/13/2013, 04:37 pm
It's a treat to be here at Castle Park Middle School and to hear about Chula Vista's fantastic Promise Neighborhood program. Today, we're wrapping up a...
Written on 09/13/2013, 04:19 pm
It's a treat to be here at Castle Park Middle School and to hear about Chula Vista's fantastic Promise Neighborhood program. Today, we're wrapping up a...
Written on 09/13/2013, 12:42 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/sunrise-to-sunset-bus-tour-stops-in-arizona/
Written on 09/12/2013, 11:59 am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $15.1 million in Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAGs) to three state education agencies—North...
Written on 09/11/2013, 12:59 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/back-to-school-bus-tour-heads-to-the-border/
Written on 09/11/2013, 11:24 am
“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...
Written on 09/10/2013, 03:41 pm
Secretar...SecretarRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/back-to-school-tour-launches-in-the-land-of-enchantment/
Written on 09/10/2013, 03:21 pm
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...
Written on 09/10/2013, 11:05 am
Washington, D.C. - September 10, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 20-state consortium working...
Written on 09/09/2013, 11:49 pm
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...
Written on 09/09/2013, 04:39 pm
Amy Utter Spies, a fourth grade teacher at Cypress Creek Elementary in Port Orange, Florida, writes about the Common Core State Standards  in an op-ed in...
Written on 09/09/2013, 03:15 pm
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...
Written on 09/09/2013, 01:34 pm
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...
Written on 09/09/2013, 10:23 am
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...
Written on 09/09/2013, 09:12 am
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that the best ideas come from schools, districts and states – not from...Secretary of Education...
Written on 09/06/2013, 01:31 pm
We’re only days away from the start of the Department of Education’s annual...We’re only days away from the start of the Department of Education’s...
Written on 09/05/2013, 03:06 pm
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...
Written on 09/04/2013, 04:11 pm
Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today convened key...
Written on 09/04/2013, 03:59 pm
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...
Written on 09/03/2013, 04:14 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/09/bringing-the-classroom-outside-creates-a-lasting-impression/
Written on 09/03/2013, 12:00 pm
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....
Written on 08/30/2013, 03:45 pm
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...
Written on 08/30/2013, 02:44 pm
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...
Written on 08/29/2013, 02:48 pm
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) will travel through Texas on a back-to-school outreach tour from Wednesday,...
Written on 08/29/2013, 01:18 pm
As students and educators go back to school across the country, and as Congress continues to debate how to fix the law commonly known as No Child Left...
Written on 08/28/2013, 03:33 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that more than $20 million in grants under the Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program will...
Written on 08/28/2013, 08:48 am
Today the Obama Administration released the final application for the second Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) competition, which will...
Written on 08/27/2013, 04:15 pm
I’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the first to say it. But what does that mean?...I’ve often said that...
Written on 08/27/2013, 03:17 pm
Thank you & acknowledgements...Thank you & acknowledgementsRead more http://www.ed.gov/node/15168
Written on 08/27/2013, 09:18 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to...
Written on 08/27/2013, 08:55 am
With back-to-school season in full swing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently sat down to respond to some pressing education questions from...
Written on 08/26/2013, 06:12 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/reimagining-education-through-summer-learning-partnerships/
Written on 08/26/2013, 10:56 am
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that New Hampshire, Hawaii, and Idaho will receive approximately $5.2 million to continue...
Written on 08/26/2013, 09:45 am
This op-ed originally appeared in August 25 edition of The Washington Post....This op-ed originally appeared in August 25 edition of The Washington...
Written on 08/23/2013, 12:43 pm
The U.S....The U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/15146
Written on 08/22/2013, 03:44 pm
I’m thrilled today that President Obama is moving forward with an ambitious new plan to make college more affordable for every American. We know that...
Written on 08/22/2013, 02:24 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 08/22/2013, 10:46 am
Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced research findings showing that, on average, inmates who participated...
Written on 08/22/2013, 10:46 am
Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced research findings showing that, on average, inmates who participated...
Written on 08/21/2013, 09:33 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee public high school graduates slightly improved their performance on the ACT test in 2013, earning an average score of 19.3 out of 36,...
Written on 08/20/2013, 03:18 pm
The Obama Administration today approved the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed...
Written on 08/20/2013, 03:15 pm
As Secretary Duncan has noted, the Department of Education is committed to making sure that all of our young people grow up free of fear, violence, and...
Written on 08/20/2013, 09:23 am
"The findings in the latest NPSAS report confirm the important role of federal financial aid in providing students with the opportunity to pursue higher...
Written on 08/19/2013, 04:39 pm
Washington, D.C. - August 19, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 19-state consortium working together...
Written on 08/19/2013, 04:26 pm
Reward Schools in 52 districts across the stateNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as...
Written on 08/19/2013, 03:07 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in support of Tennessee's decision to make changes to its teacher licensure...
Written on 08/19/2013, 03:06 pm
It’s back-to-school time, which means that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan...It’s back-to-school time, which means that Secretary of Education Arne...
Written on 08/19/2013, 12:24 pm
F...FRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/school-facilities-that-go-beyond-beige/
Written on 08/19/2013, 10:58 am
Cross-posted from the USDA Blog....Cross-posted from the USDA Blog.Read...
Written on 08/19/2013, 09:55 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit states throughout the Southwest for "Strong Start, Bright Future," the...
Written on 08/16/2013, 09:58 am
The U.S. Department of Education awarded $12.3 million to 35 schools districts in 17 states across the country to establish or expand counseling...
Written on 08/14/2013, 12:50 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education announced today it will grant $8 million in state Race to the Top funds to districts that agree to...
Written on 08/14/2013, 10:42 am
Cross-posted from White House Blog...Cross-posted from White House BlogRead...
Written on 08/13/2013, 03:11 pm
Members represent fields of business and law, includes students and professorsNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of...
Written on 08/12/2013, 05:52 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/get-in-gear-for-the-new-school-year-back-to-school-tips-for-parents/
Written on 08/12/2013, 01:07 pm
The Obama administration today approved the state of Maine for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare...
Written on 08/12/2013, 09:30 am
As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to foster postsecondary educational opportunities and dramatically improve employment...
Written on 08/09/2013, 11:55 am
During the recent State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) meeting in Washington D.C., the focus was on high-level strategies and ideas....During...
Written on 08/07/2013, 05:50 pm
“Who else can provide healthcare in rural Mississippi besides these small rural hospitals? With so much responsibility and so few resources, they...
Written on 08/07/2013, 01:51 pm
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the n...Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the nRead...
Written on 08/07/2013, 12:07 pm
Washington, D.C. - August 7, 2013 -  New York has designed and administered high quality assessments that help educators, students, and families gauge...
Written on 08/06/2013, 04:26 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/15069
Written on 08/06/2013, 03:24 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today recognized school districts across the state that significantly improved student performance and...
Written on 08/06/2013, 02:26 pm
Good morning. Thank you, Christie, for the kind introduction, and for your tremendous work here at USAID. I also want to recognize Administrator Rajiv...
Written on 08/06/2013, 12:42 pm
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and staff from the US Department of Education (ED) recently released an “It Gets Better” video to address the...
Written on 08/06/2013, 11:09 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of eight teachers selected to be Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2013-2014...
Written on 08/06/2013, 10:01 am
All means all, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said during his keynote address to the IDEA Leadership Conference last week. “Children with disabilities...
Written on 08/05/2013, 05:30 pm
Last Monday, we were pleased to welcome the U.S. Department of Education to Providence schools, on its visit to Rhode Island, Connecticut and...
Written on 08/05/2013, 03:38 pm
The fourth installm...The fourth installmRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/the-stars-come-out-for-lets-read-lets-move/
Written on 08/05/2013, 09:40 am
Students at the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology in Biddeford, Maine are excited about learning — and they’re eager to tell you why.  They can also...
Written on 08/02/2013, 12:41 pm
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon and...
Written on 08/01/2013, 11:21 am
Five education leaders from around the country—including a state legislator, elementary school principal, testing and measurement expert, and two...
Written on 07/31/2013, 06:56 pm
"I applaud the bipartisan compromise reached by President Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, offering relief to millions of students and families across...
Written on 07/31/2013, 02:26 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the 2013-14 United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) policy for free and...
Written on 07/30/2013, 06:47 pm
Thanks, Mike, for the kind introduction. It's a pleasure to join all of you. The theme of this leadership conference—"building bridges"—is...
Written on 07/30/2013, 03:19 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has finalized the application for the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition, which will...
Written on 07/30/2013, 01:58 pm
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of young people who are mounting an inspiring fight to overcome barriers and make this...
Written on 07/29/2013, 06:52 pm
Washington, D.C. - July 29, 2013 -  Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced today they are committed to field testing the next-generation...
Written on 07/29/2013, 02:27 pm
Let’s face it. College tuition can be expensive. If you think about it in real terms, the annual cost of attending some colleges can equate to purchasing...
Written on 07/29/2013, 12:47 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce today that student performance on the 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment...
Written on 07/26/2013, 02:24 pm
The third installment of the Let’s Read!...The third installment of the Let’s Read!Read...
Written on 07/25/2013, 05:47 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 25, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released the first edition of the...
Written on 07/24/2013, 08:30 pm
"The compromise reached by a bipartisan group of Senators and led by President Obama is a major victory for college students across the country. If...
Written on 07/24/2013, 05:38 pm
President Obama named education as one of the cornerstones of middle-class security in a speech today at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois....President...
Written on 07/23/2013, 04:13 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/early-learning-in-the-rockies/
Written on 07/23/2013, 09:44 am
In June, President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to...
Written on 07/22/2013, 03:35 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/minnesota-providing-students-a-strong-start/
Written on 07/19/2013, 04:45 pm
"America's families, students and teachers deserve an education law that advances progress for all students—especially our most vulnerable children....
Written on 07/19/2013, 01:37 pm
"I want to thank the FCC Commissioners for accepting the President's challenge to bring America's classrooms into the modern age with high-speed Internet....
Written on 07/19/2013, 12:32 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/lets-read-lets-move-summer-series-continues/
Written on 07/18/2013, 05:53 pm
NASHVILLE—New K-12 social studies textbooks proposed for use in Tennessee public schools during the 2014-15 school year are on display in 10 district...
Written on 07/18/2013, 02:09 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/green-schools-concept-taking-root-in-rural-alabama/
Written on 07/18/2013, 12:08 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/reimagining-learning-in-philadelphia/
Written on 07/17/2013, 04:56 pm
The U.S....The U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/14971
Written on 07/17/2013, 04:56 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 17, 2013  - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released the final grade- and...
Written on 07/17/2013, 03:17 pm
On June 27, 2013, delegates representing over 160 member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), finalized an international treaty...
Written on 07/17/2013, 11:51 am
An innovative partnership to help improve the nation's persistently underachieving schools took another step forward today as the U.S....An innovative...
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 07/16/2013, 04:11 pm
NASHVILLE—Some Tennessee students will get an extra dose of fruits and vegetables during the 2013-14 school year. The state has been awarded $3.3 million...
Written on 07/16/2013, 03:18 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/monarch-students-soar-with-a-foundation-in-college-and-career-ready-skills/
Written on 07/15/2013, 03:53 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/investing-in-leadership/
Written on 07/15/2013, 10:31 am
Are you yearning to get some hands-on experience learning about how fe...Are you yearning to get some hands-on experience learning about how feRead...
Written on 07/15/2013, 10:08 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/tobacco-free-college-campuses/
Written on 07/12/2013, 06:17 pm
 WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 12, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by...
Written on 07/12/2013, 01:09 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/kicking-off-the-2013-lets-read-lets-move-summer-series/
Written on 07/12/2013, 11:26 am
It’s summer time! Across the nation thousands of recent high school graduates are enjoying their last summer before their first college semester. They are...
Written on 07/10/2013, 04:58 pm
“In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why shouldn’t we have it in our schools?” –President Obama, June 6, 2013...“In a country where...
Written on 07/10/2013, 03:39 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/active-civic-engagement-creating-a-new-normal-for-youth/
Written on 07/09/2013, 05:29 pm
It is a pleasure to join you today to speak about the nation’s higher education agenda. Before I begin my formal remarks, let me say that there is...
Written on 07/09/2013, 03:53 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and...
Written on 07/09/2013, 03:41 pm
Memorandum of Understanding establishes online, competency-based universityNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today launched WGU Tennessee, an online,...
Written on 07/08/2013, 12:10 pm
Yes, soon-to-be high school seniors- your time has come! As you bask in the excitement of the upcoming year, set aside time this summer to lay the...
Written on 07/08/2013, 09:11 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the 2013 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly three million students...
Written on 07/08/2013, 08:58 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/duncan-to-grads-follow-your-passion/
Written on 07/03/2013, 03:34 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 3, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released information about the...
Written on 07/03/2013, 01:54 pm
A college degree is a vital part of helping students have a successful future and a place in the middle class, and making college affordable is a major...
Written on 07/02/2013, 04:36 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded three-year School Improvement Grants totaling $27,228,598 in federal funds to seventeen...
Written on 07/02/2013, 03:03 pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement regarding the anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of...
Written on 07/02/2013, 02:29 pm
A lot has changed since I spoke here four years ago. I want to use this opportunity both to reflect on the theme of your conference—"Delivering...
Written on 07/01/2013, 05:08 pm
Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the 2013-14 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award. The nine...
Written on 07/01/2013, 01:34 pm
On June 6th, 2013, the U.S....On June 6th, 2013, the U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/07/hope-perseverance-family-access-to-education/
Written on 06/28/2013, 04:29 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Senate's vote on immigration reform yesterday:...U.S....
Written on 06/28/2013, 03:20 pm
PARCC Governing Board Takes Key Votes, Announces Field Testing Plans, Gives Progress Update WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 28, 2013 - The Governing Board of the...
Written on 06/28/2013, 02:27 pm
Teacher prep needs to be better in this country. An overwhelming share of teachers don’t feel prepared to be an effective teacher on day one— and, as a...
Written on 06/28/2013, 09:43 am
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a new video where Department staff share personal stories and identify tools that support students...
Written on 06/27/2013, 08:50 pm
Thank you, Governor Sandoval. It's great to be here with my colleague and good friend, Secretary Sebelius, to talk about early learning....Thank you,...
Written on 06/27/2013, 03:10 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education announced Thursday that students across the state performed better on the 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive...
Written on 06/27/2013, 01:51 pm
This blog was cross posted from the White House blog....This blog was cross posted from the White House blog.Read...
Written on 06/27/2013, 12:53 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/north-carolina-art-exhibit-stretches-from-mountains-to-sea/
Written on 06/27/2013, 11:10 am
Today, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to...
Written on 06/26/2013, 03:50 pm
The Obama Administration today approved the State of New Hampshire for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to...
Written on 06/25/2013, 03:22 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of additional data from School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools for the 2010-11 school...
Written on 06/25/2013, 12:49 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on...
Written on 06/25/2013, 11:24 am
Innovation in the 21st century has reshaped the world of work and civil society.  Innovation has redefined the knowledge and skills necessary to support...
Written on 06/24/2013, 05:37 pm
Did you know? Students can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. On average, students lose...
Written on 06/24/2013, 04:44 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at...
Written on 06/24/2013, 03:52 pm
Offici...OfficiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/duncan-stops-in-kentucky-and-ohio-to-talk-early-learning/
Written on 06/24/2013, 12:03 pm
Nashville – LIFT Education, a new group of school superintendents from across Tennessee, today expressed their support for proposed reforms around...
Written on 06/24/2013, 11:49 am
Throw out the word “mimeograph” to high school students today and you’re likely to receive a classroom full of puzzled looks. How educators and schools...
Written on 06/23/2013, 08:48 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:...U.S. Secretary...
Written on 06/23/2013, 08:45 pm
The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to...
Written on 06/23/2013, 04:37 pm
Thank you, Clark. The work you are doing to help the next generation become more sophisticated in understanding the news is absolutely vital. To have full...
Written on 06/20/2013, 04:07 pm
Visit the new Federal Registr...Visit the new Federal RegistrRead...
Written on 06/20/2013, 09:59 am
New York, NY (June 20, 2013)—Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and the U.S. Department of...
Written on 06/19/2013, 09:34 am
Keynote speaker Helen Littlejo...Keynote speaker Helen LittlejoRead...
Written on 06/18/2013, 05:37 pm
Today, Secretary Duncan announced that ED is offering states flexibility around high stakes personnel decisions and double testing—a decision greatly...
Written on 06/18/2013, 09:13 am
Over the last four years, states and school districts across America have embraced an enormous set of urgent challenges with real courage: raising...
Written on 06/17/2013, 03:38 pm
This was originally posted on the HealthCare.gov blog. To the Class of 2013:...This was originally posted on the HealthCare.gov blog. To the Class of...
Written on 06/17/2013, 03:27 pm
I’m so pleased to be here on Father’s Day with your wonderful Chancellor, Kaya Henderson, Principal Pinder, Mr. Saunders, McKinley staff,...
Written on 06/13/2013, 10:59 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/duncan-highlights-power-of-tech-and-barriers-to-overcome-at-the-cable-show/
Written on 06/12/2013, 03:48 pm
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter today to the...
Written on 06/12/2013, 01:47 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/students-fly-high-at-aviation-high-school/
Written on 06/12/2013, 01:27 pm
Thank you so much, Michael, for that kind introduction. And I always love following Jennifer Lopez. I'm going to talk to you about some really sexy...
Written on 06/12/2013, 01:18 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/announcing-the-principal-ambassador-fellowship/
Written on 06/11/2013, 05:56 pm
“Tonight, I’m announcing a new challenge: to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.”...
Written on 06/11/2013, 04:31 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/cooking-up-change-students-transforming-the-future-of-food-in-our-schools/
Written on 06/11/2013, 10:32 am
There is so much need, and so much potential, to bring innovation to the learning of our students....There is so much need, and so much potential, to...
Written on 06/10/2013, 01:01 pm
Every student who wants the opportunity, deserves a high-quali...Every student who wants the opportunity, deserves a high-qualiRead...
Written on 06/07/2013, 06:13 pm
Thank you, President Rodríguez, and good afternoon everyone. Thanks for welcoming me to Caiman Country, and for gracing me with an honorary...
Written on 06/07/2013, 11:32 am
Editor's Note: Today, Secretary Duncan will highlight President Obama's High School Redesign initiative during a roundtable event at Aviation High School...
Written on 06/07/2013, 10:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/closing-the-broadband-gap-for-students-and-teachers/
Written on 06/06/2013, 04:34 pm
As a teacher, I have an axe to grind with how teachers are perceived by many folks outside the education system. Too often we are caricatured as either...
Written on 06/05/2013, 01:41 pm
The consensus is in: High-quality preschool provides our country’s children with the social, emotional and academic skills needed for school skills. This...
Written on 06/04/2013, 04:00 pm
The Department of Education (ED) is the place where you can explore your interests in education policy research and analysis, or intergovern...The...
Written on 06/04/2013, 03:04 pm
Every parent wants their child to have...Every parent wants their child to haveRead...
Written on 06/03/2013, 03:59 pm
White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe, and Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Janey...
Written on 06/03/2013, 09:59 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/advancing-family-and-community-engagement-in-san-antonio/
Written on 06/01/2013, 06:35 am
Thank you so much, President Fowler, for that kind introduction. It's such a pleasure to join you today to do something that should happen much more...
Written on 05/31/2013, 02:13 pm
PARCC (@PARCCPlace) LAUNCHES TWITTER TOWN HALL SERIES    Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist (@deborahgist) to host inaugural chat using...
Written on 05/31/2013, 01:58 pm
Today PARCC published answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary.  ...Today PARCC published answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a...
Written on 05/30/2013, 08:07 am
Today, a group of over 300 business leaders representing 44 states signed a letter calling on President Obama and Congress to invest in early learning...
Written on 05/30/2013, 08:01 am
Recently, President Obama delivered the commencement speech for the 2013 graduating class of Morehouse College, a historically black college in Atlanta,...
Written on 05/29/2013, 06:40 pm
My thanks to Ron Haskins, and the Brookings Institution, for hosting this discussion about President Obama's landmark proposal for high-quality preschool....
Written on 05/29/2013, 03:38 pm
Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a passionate speech to 600 graduates and several thousand supporters at the historically black, Bowie State...
Written on 05/29/2013, 02:53 pm
May 17 marked the 59th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, which unanimously held that the segregation of...
Written on 05/29/2013, 01:19 pm
As the national celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week has just reminded us, we must take time to continually acknowledge the many contributions from...
Written on 05/28/2013, 09:47 am
This was originally posted on the White House Blog....This was originally posted on the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 05/28/2013, 09:25 am
When it comes to repaying your federal student loa...When it comes to repaying your federal student loaRead...
Written on 05/24/2013, 01:05 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the Boy Scouts of America's decision to no longer deny membership to youth...
Written on 05/24/2013, 09:11 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding more than $1.3 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery...
Written on 05/24/2013, 08:55 am
It’s been hard to come to terms with, but I need to face t...It’s been hard to come to terms with, but I need to face tRead...
Written on 05/23/2013, 11:29 am
America's servicemen and servicewomen will now have more information about their federal education loans, special benefits available to them, and their...
Written on 05/22/2013, 06:51 pm
Our priority is to ensure that Congress doesn't allow federal student loan interest rates to double on July 1....Our priority is to ensure that Congress...
Written on 05/22/2013, 02:43 pm
The inspiration for Olga Gomez to obtain her GED started with a simple statement from her youngest son: “Mom I challenge you to finish your...
Written on 05/21/2013, 06:32 pm
Florida schools are implementing the Common Core State Standards in English and math, which are intended to better prepare high school graduates for...
Written on 05/21/2013, 05:36 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/young-children-learn-math-through-the-arts/
Written on 05/21/2013, 04:05 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the tragic loss of life in Oklahoma:...U.S. Secretary of Education Arne...
Written on 05/21/2013, 03:22 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice in the Federal Register inviting applications for a new competitive grant program, Promoting...
Written on 05/21/2013, 01:55 pm
Federal student loans can be a great way to help pay for college or career school.  W...Federal student loans can be a great way to help pay for college...
Written on 05/20/2013, 04:24 pm
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Secretary Arne Duncan recognized Mr. Noah Geisel as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages...
Written on 05/20/2013, 01:12 pm
The Obama administration today approved three more requests for waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare...
Written on 05/20/2013, 12:37 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona will receive $10.4 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently...
Written on 05/20/2013, 10:00 am
Today’s young people must graduate from high school with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century global economy.  And that certainly includes...
Written on 05/20/2013, 09:04 am
It's a great pleasure and honor to be with you here today. GPPI is a world-class institution. And I am thrilled to be able to celebrate your success and...
Written on 05/18/2013, 06:39 am
Thank you, Bears, for that welcome! I am so glad to join you here because today we get to do something which should happen more often in education. Today,...
Written on 05/17/2013, 12:32 pm
Katie Novak Ed.D notes "It’s about time a standardized test is developed in a non-standard way. All students learn differently, and so it only makes sense...
Written on 05/16/2013, 06:48 pm
I'm delighted to be here, and thrilled to have an opportunity to honor the extraordinary life and career of a dear friend, and one of my heroes, Barbara...
Written on 05/16/2013, 01:19 pm
So you took out a federal student loan and now it’s...So you took out a federal student loan and now it’sRead...
Written on 05/16/2013, 11:31 am
Teacher Debo...Teacher DeboRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-why-teachers-succeed-in-the-classroom/
Written on 05/16/2013, 10:08 am
Program Coordinator Jennifer Lang-Jolliff (green sw...Program Coordinator Jennifer Lang-Jolliff (green swRead...
Written on 05/15/2013, 08:38 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/meeting-with-mothers-and-advocates-for-our-children/
Written on 05/13/2013, 04:02 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/back-to-school-during-teacher-appreciation-week/
Written on 05/10/2013, 03:39 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Office of Science and Technology...
Written on 05/10/2013, 03:04 pm
Today marks the final day of an eventful Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th...Today marks the final day of an eventful Teacher Appreciation Week (May...
Written on 05/10/2013, 01:35 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-student-loans/
Written on 05/10/2013, 10:45 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/a-new-family-engagement-partnership-with-the-national-center-for-family-literacy/
Written on 05/10/2013, 10:22 am
Earlier this week,...Earlier this week,Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/every-child-every-day-whatever-it-takes/
Written on 05/09/2013, 02:40 pm
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights obtained a comprehensive resolution agreement today with the...
Written on 05/09/2013, 12:44 pm
U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials from across the country went "Back to School" today, shadowing teachers across the country....U.S. Department...
Written on 05/09/2013, 12:15 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/migrant-life-and-the-inspiration-of-a-mother/
Written on 05/09/2013, 12:13 pm
*Editor's Note: A Spanish-language version of this press release is provided below....*Editor's Note: A Spanish-language version of this press release is...
Written on 05/09/2013, 12:13 pm
*Editor's Note: A Spanish-language version of this press release is provided below....*Editor's Note: A Spanish-language version of this press release is...
Written on 05/08/2013, 04:41 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education today announced a new package of financial incentives to help recruit and retain the most effective...
Written on 05/08/2013, 11:49 am
Members of the public are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the...
Written on 05/08/2013, 10:04 am
I’m not afraid to admi...I’m not afraid to admiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/class-of-2013-whats-next-for-your-student-loans/
Written on 05/07/2013, 11:17 am
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a Google Hangout—"Celebrating African American Teachers in the Classroom"—at Howard...
Written on 05/07/2013, 09:31 am
Great teaching can change a child’s life. That kind of teaching is a remarkable combination of things: art, science, inspiration, talent, gift, and —...
Written on 05/06/2013, 03:38 pm
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education has pledged nearly $4 million in Race to the Top funds to pay for eight leadership development...
Written on 05/06/2013, 01:08 pm
Although Teacher Appreciation Week begins today, officials at the Department of Education started celebrating early by honoring the five experienced...
Written on 05/06/2013, 12:56 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6–10, 2013....U.S. Secretary of...
Written on 05/06/2013, 11:19 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing Public Service Recognition Week, May 5–11, 2013....U.S....
Written on 05/06/2013, 11:05 am
Press Office , , 141 Students from Across the Country Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced...
Written on 05/06/2013, 09:18 am
So many of America’s teachers are amazing. Each day, they take on the extraordinary responsibility and highly complex work of moving all students forward....
Written on 05/03/2013, 10:19 pm
Reminder: PARCC Seeks Public Comment  As a reminder, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has two draft policies...
Written on 05/03/2013, 03:37 pm
It's great to join my good friend Secretary Sebelius again to talk about President Obama's landmark birth-to-age-5 early childhood proposal to provide a...
Written on 05/03/2013, 12:52 pm
Education researchers play an invaluable role in formulating policy, from preschool to grad school, Secretary Arne Duncan told the attendees of the...
Written on 05/03/2013, 11:28 am
Following the launch of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) Development competition earlier this spring, today the U.S. Department of Education...
Written on 05/01/2013, 04:53 pm
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Windham Central Supervisory Union, a regional education service...
Written on 05/01/2013, 04:52 pm
Cross-posted from Joining Forces....Cross-posted from Joining Forces.Read...
Written on 05/01/2013, 04:47 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/meeting-the-challenges-of-student-writing-in-the-digital-age/
Written on 05/01/2013, 03:53 pm
PARCC is seeking a Senior Advisor, PARCC Assessment Technology and a Program Associate, PARCC Assessment Technology. Click here for job...
Written on 05/01/2013, 02:36 pm
Inside a classroom at Malvern Elementary School in the small town of East Mills, Iowa, four 1st grade students are gathered around a table facing Becky...
Written on 04/30/2013, 08:59 pm
I'm going to talk at some length today about some of the current controversies over standardized testing and the purposes of assessment. But I want to...
Written on 04/30/2013, 03:50 pm
If you are a high school senior who has yet to decide where you’re going to college this fall, you are most likely not alone. May 1st marks the National...
Written on 04/30/2013, 02:56 pm
The following is a statement from Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman on the growth of the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition, “a statewide...
Written on 04/30/2013, 12:21 pm
Highlights include increased participation and strong job satisfaction numbers NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that after two...
Written on 04/30/2013, 11:37 am
PARCC Releases Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications Documents ...PARCC Releases Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications Documents Read...
Written on 04/29/2013, 06:21 pm
Secretary Sebelius has been a great advocate for children and a fantastic partner with ED in our work together on early learning. I can't thank her enough...
Written on 04/29/2013, 02:15 pm
Today the U.S. Department of Education announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will—for the first...
Written on 04/29/2013, 12:01 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/surgeon-general-tastes-healthy-schools-recipe-in-chicago/
Written on 04/26/2013, 12:34 pm
An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today's needs and tomorrow's goals. "Start...
Written on 04/25/2013, 09:45 am
America’s teachers earn our respect every day, doing some of this country’s toughest and most important work. Over the years, the demands on teachers have...
Written on 04/25/2013, 09:18 am
Teachers in this great country have long yearned for the opportunity to shape their own profession. Our forces have, as of late, been too often divided...
Written on 04/25/2013, 09:08 am
Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will release the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also...
Written on 04/24/2013, 10:48 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/president-obama-honors-the-2013-national-teacher-of-the-year/
Written on 04/24/2013, 10:41 am
Think back to that moment when you decided to pursue your dream. Who influenced your decision? A mentor? A parent? Or maybe a friend? For many people,...
Written on 04/22/2013, 06:10 pm
According to a schedule by the Arizona Department of Education, the assessment known as PARCC will be phased in for the spring semester of 2015, affecting...
Written on 04/22/2013, 04:34 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/celebrating-sustainability-on-earth-day/
Written on 04/22/2013, 03:14 pm
As I listened to the group of students across the table, I wondered about how they did it? How did these students- from the south side of Chicago-...
Written on 04/22/2013, 12:09 pm
Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Persiacepe joined...
Written on 04/19/2013, 04:34 pm
Today GLSEN hosts its national Day of Silence-a day where students throughout the country take a vow of silence to call attention to anti-LGBT bullying...
Written on 04/19/2013, 01:10 pm
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced the availability of $474.5 million to...
Written on 04/19/2013, 10:43 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/pta-and-ed-team-up-to-improve-school-safety/
Written on 04/19/2013, 10:12 am
This op-ed appeared in the Apr. 19, edition of the Washington Post....This op-ed appeared in the Apr. 19, edition of the Washington Post.Read...
Written on 04/18/2013, 03:08 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the White Plains,...
Written on 04/18/2013, 11:04 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released for public comment a draft...
Written on 04/18/2013, 11:04 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released for public comment a draft...
Written on 04/17/2013, 04:35 pm
Did you know that each year in April, America celebrates National Park Week, a chance to hike, learn, share, and give back in the Nation’s nearly 400...
Written on 04/17/2013, 03:49 pm
With National College Decision Day (May 1st), just around the corner, many students along with their parents are making the difficult decision on which...
Written on 04/17/2013, 03:15 pm
Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I'm pleased to be here today to talk with you about President Obama's priorities and plans for...
Written on 04/17/2013, 01:47 pm
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), is recruiting middle and high school...
Written on 04/17/2013, 01:00 pm
Recently, a lot of people have been talking about cloud computing and asking what it means to store student information in the cloud.  Unfortunately,...
Written on 04/16/2013, 04:06 pm
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” April 9th was Arts Advocacy Day here in...
Written on 04/16/2013, 01:07 pm
President Obama has proclaimed April to be Financial Capability Month, and what better time to focus on the range of tools available to students and their...
Written on 04/16/2013, 10:55 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/learning-globally-implementing-locally/
Written on 04/16/2013, 10:17 am
The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced they will invest the majority of the 2013 Race to the Top...
Written on 04/16/2013, 10:00 am
Yesterday we kicked off National Environmental Education Week. This year’s theme spotlights ways technology can enhance environmental learning.  Secretary...
Written on 04/15/2013, 08:32 pm
It's a pleasure to be here and to participate in the launch of the state's new Early Childhood strategic plan My friend Governor Markell has been an...
Written on 04/15/2013, 11:57 am
The U.S....The U.S.Read more http://www.ed.gov/node/14366
Written on 04/11/2013, 05:52 pm
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Statement by Arne Duncan Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request April 11,...
Written on 04/11/2013, 12:05 pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that thirteen states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving...
Written on 04/10/2013, 06:51 pm
Studies pr...Studies prRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/obama-administration-budget-makes-major-investment-in-early-learning/
Written on 04/10/2013, 06:30 pm
As Education Secretary Arne Duncan often says, budgets aren’t just numbers in a ledger...As Education Secretary Arne Duncan often says, budgets...
Written on 04/10/2013, 02:23 pm
The Obama Administration continued to prioritize education in the 2014 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would...
Written on 04/10/2013, 01:39 pm
PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment ...PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment Read...
Written on 04/09/2013, 04:48 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/texas-turnaround-becomes-a-model-for-success/
Written on 04/09/2013, 10:54 am
Flameworking. Robot building. Custom painting. High school....Flameworking. Robot building. Custom painting. High school.Read...
Written on 04/05/2013, 03:26 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/building-better-futures-with-education/
Written on 04/04/2013, 11:34 am
ED’...ED’Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/bridging-the-school-community-divide-in-digital-learning/
Written on 04/03/2013, 06:03 pm
Greetings to Senators Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. And to Dr. Cheek and other education leaders from around the state, thank you for having me...
Written on 04/03/2013, 05:31 pm
Official Whit...Official WhitRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/hey-kids-lets-get-cooking/
Written on 04/03/2013, 05:09 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/summer-meals-kickoff/
Written on 04/03/2013, 01:01 pm
“That’s it! I’m digging in!” With that, a third grader at Griggs Elementary in Mobile, Ala., pulled on his surgical glove to examine an...
Written on 04/01/2013, 11:48 am
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education is enlisting the help of more than 700 teachers to help their peers navigate the transition to the...
Written on 04/01/2013, 11:46 am
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester, who serves as chairman of the PARCC Governing Board, said the new...
Written on 03/29/2013, 03:24 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/early-learning-a-prerequisite-for-success-in-the-hispanic-community/
Written on 03/28/2013, 01:47 pm
WASHINGTON - March 28, 2013 - The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on March 20, 2013. ...
Written on 03/27/2013, 04:55 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/new-tools-for-student-loan-borrowers/
Written on 03/27/2013, 03:29 pm
Our work at the US Department of Education aims to make sure that students throughout this country have the education that they deserve – an education...
Written on 03/27/2013, 10:27 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition today with the release of...
Written on 03/26/2013, 05:33 pm
Our strong preference and focus in the ESEA flexibility process remains on working with states, including California, if it decides to seek ESEA...
Written on 03/26/2013, 04:18 pm
All my life, I have been aware of the impact that violence – and especially gun violence – has on children, families and communities....All my life, I...
Written on 03/26/2013, 04:03 pm
Students who are graduating this spring are now able to take advantage of new tools that can help them better understand their loan debt and stay on track...
Written on 03/25/2013, 10:56 am
On the last Wednesday of each month, Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) hosts #AskFAFSA Office Hours, a live Q&A session on Twitter during which students...
Written on 03/22/2013, 10:08 am
The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice today announced the award of three grants totaling $924,036 to adult education providers...
Written on 03/21/2013, 09:53 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/its-time-to-fix-warped-incentives-in-division-i-college-sports/
Written on 03/20/2013, 05:38 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/collaboration-and-hope-curb-violence-in-aurora-illinois/
Written on 03/20/2013, 09:39 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 03/19/2013, 04:02 pm
Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit, March 19, 2013 I'm delighted to see this...
Written on 03/19/2013, 12:07 pm
Today the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance for higher education institutions that offer competency-based programs in which students learn at...
Written on 03/18/2013, 01:46 pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 10 states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools...
Written on 03/18/2013, 12:54 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/the-time-is-now-students-talk-school-and-community-safety-with-secretary-duncan/
Written on 03/15/2013, 03:14 pm
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce that Lawrence Wang and Palmer Gleason, both from Knoxville, have been selected as...
Written on 03/15/2013, 02:44 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/celebrating-women-educators/
Written on 03/14/2013, 10:25 am
It is a pleasure to talk to the members of the NNPA, who have played such an important role in giving voice to communities whose voices too often go...
Written on 03/12/2013, 04:25 pm
WASHINGTON - March 12, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced the formation of a new...
Written on 03/11/2013, 03:17 pm
Photo by djwtwo on F...Photo by djwtwo on FRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/five-great-ways-to-celebrate-pi-day-on-314/
Written on 03/11/2013, 02:58 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 11 states will receive funding to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest...
Written on 03/10/2013, 10:10 pm
Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins discusses PARCC in StateImpact. Read the article......Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins discusses...
Written on 03/08/2013, 04:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the South Carolina Technical...
Written on 03/08/2013, 02:49 pm
In March 2012, ED’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced the release of an innovative FAFSA Completion Tool to help guidance professionals,...
Written on 03/07/2013, 12:59 pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J. Johns as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational...
Written on 03/07/2013, 10:37 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/sequester-harms-education-and-our-economy/
Written on 03/07/2013, 09:30 am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Md., a Project School...
Written on 03/05/2013, 03:25 pm
Today the U.S. Department of Education released provisional school-level graduation rates for 2010-11 – the first school year for which all states used a...
Written on 03/05/2013, 11:41 am
PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments WASHINGTON - March 5, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of...
Written on 03/04/2013, 04:31 pm
Where can you go to find— in one place— Arne Duncan, Mark Zuckerberg, Marco Rubio, Stephen Hawking, and Snoop Dogg agreeing with each...Where can you go...
Written on 03/04/2013, 11:39 am
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students in Massachusetts will take the computer-based PARCC testing system in grades 3 through 11 in lieu of the...
Written on 03/04/2013, 11:07 am
In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke forcefully about America’s basic bargain that people who work hard and shoulder their...
Written on 03/01/2013, 04:52 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the White House recently held a Champions of Change event honoring 10 leaders who are working to ensure that African...
Written on 03/01/2013, 04:30 pm
Yesterday, some 6,500 students in Chicago were moving, shaking, jumping and dancing in what may have been the largest coordinated “recess” in history. Why...
Written on 03/01/2013, 02:22 pm
Rolling Terrace Elementary School represents so much of what we want our country to be like and aspire to. Many of the students at Rolling Terrace grow up...
Written on 03/01/2013, 01:16 pm
An educator asks a questi...An educator asks a questiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/cte-can-fill-the-gap-open-doors-to-americas-future/
Written on 03/01/2013, 11:04 am
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it has received requests from Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming for flexibility from No Child Left Behind...
Written on 02/28/2013, 10:43 pm
It's a pleasure to speak again to principals, and to be back before the NASSP. I'm going to keep my remarks relatively brief. I want to speak first to...
Written on 02/28/2013, 05:11 pm
The U.S. Department of Education today issued a Dear Colleague letter to state school chiefs requesting immediate action to reduce gender-based violence...
Written on 02/27/2013, 02:36 pm
2012 Energy Camp ParticipantsStatewide Summer Camps Help Teachers Design Energy Conservation Education ProgramsNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of...
Written on 02/26/2013, 10:57 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/announcing-new-school-turnaround-americorps-program/
Written on 02/25/2013, 07:16 pm
If Congress fails to reach an agreement before March 1, automatic, across-the-board spending cuts—also known as the sequester—will go into effect. The...
Written on 02/25/2013, 01:45 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today...
Written on 02/25/2013, 09:52 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/students-at-new-yorks-harbor-school-chart-their-course-for-college-and-careers/
Written on 02/20/2013, 03:32 pm
The need to improve the country’s education system is urgent, according to the Co-Chairs of the Equity and Excellence Commission who formally presented...
Written on 02/20/2013, 02:52 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/ensuring-safe-schools-for-lgbt-youth/
Written on 02/19/2013, 03:18 pm
Earlier this month a group of distinguished counselors, selected as finalists for the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Counselor of the Year...
Written on 02/15/2013, 04:29 pm
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today announced the resolution of a Title IX compliance review at the Evansville-Vanderburgh...
Written on 02/15/2013, 06:24 am
(As submitted to the Committee. The Secretary deviated from these remarks.) Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee:...(As submitted to the...
Written on 02/14/2013, 07:30 pm
To...ToRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/making-high-quality-early-learning-a-national-priority/
Written on 02/14/2013, 10:50 am
Academic assessment plays an important role in making decisions about the education of our children. We — parents, educators, and administrators...
Written on 02/14/2013, 09:56 am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded $3 million in Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV)...
Written on 02/13/2013, 12:57 pm
Following the success of Tennessee’s first Common Core Leadership Council, the department of education today announces a new group of principals,...
Written on 02/13/2013, 11:33 am
“… My administration will release a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria — where...
Written on 02/13/2013, 10:52 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/in-state-of-the-union-obama-outlines-bold-education-proposals-to-grow-the-middle-class/
Written on 02/13/2013, 10:52 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/in-state-of-the-union-obama-outlines-bold-education-proposals-to-grow-the-middle-class/
Written on 02/13/2013, 09:06 am
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, today the U.S. Department of Education released an interactive College Scorecard, which...
Written on 02/12/2013, 11:38 am
Have we really been talking about the need to improve teacher recruitment and retention for decades? Educators meeting in Indianapolis and...
Written on 02/11/2013, 11:21 am
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Chicago Public Schools (CPS) an Immediate Project School Emergency...
Written on 02/08/2013, 03:31 pm
PARCC Releases Draft Writing Access Accommodations Policies for Public Comment ...PARCC Releases Draft Writing Access Accommodations Policies for Public...
Written on 02/08/2013, 10:12 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4-8, 2013....U.S....
Written on 02/07/2013, 07:24 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/duncan-to-congress-giving-states-flexibility-is-working/
Written on 02/07/2013, 12:40 pm
(As submitted to the Committee. The Secretary deviated from these remarks.)...(As submitted to the Committee. The Secretary deviated from these...
Written on 02/06/2013, 10:24 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/from-digital-doubter-to-tech-guru/
Written on 02/05/2013, 10:14 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/every-day-should-be-digital-learning-day/
Written on 02/04/2013, 07:10 pm
This month, students, educators, stakeholder groups, and even regulators will highlight what works in career and technical education (CTE)....This month,...
Written on 02/04/2013, 03:46 pm
In only two years, the 12 states with Race to the Top grants continue to show improvements in teaching and learning in their schools. Last week, the...
Written on 02/03/2013, 10:35 pm
America's educators have lost a leader, and I have lost a friend and mentor. Whether in Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Washington, Arlene Ackerman cared...
Written on 02/01/2013, 12:38 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/kicking-off-the-special-olympics-winter-games-in-south-korea/
Written on 02/01/2013, 09:27 am
Today the U.S. Department of Education released state-specific reports for 12 Race to the Top grantees, detailing their progress on transforming education...
Written on 01/31/2013, 06:18 pm
Learning doesn’t stop when the last bell rings at school. When students bring work home, it is a great time for parents to play a role in their child’s...
Written on 01/31/2013, 05:54 pm
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – State leaders joined representatives from more than 120 Tennessee school systems today at The Factory in Franklin for a summit to...
Written on 01/31/2013, 05:12 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of student performance data in reading and math for all schools in the country for school...
Written on 01/29/2013, 04:35 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/teachers-celebrated-at-sundance/
Written on 01/28/2013, 10:28 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/civic-learning-and-engagement-must-become-staples-of-american-education/
Written on 01/25/2013, 10:26 am
Playing sports at any level—club, intramural, or interscholastic—can be a key part of the school experience and have an immense and lasting impact on a...
Written on 01/25/2013, 10:23 am
Today, the Department's Office for Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to provide equal access to...
Written on 01/24/2013, 03:44 pm
With an eye for detail and a desire to advocate for kids, Stephanie Jaquez spent four days looking over approximately 300 questions that could help shape...
Written on 01/23/2013, 01:17 pm
With 34 states and the District of Columbia approved for ESEA flexibility, the U.S. Department of Education released a series of new publications this...
Written on 01/23/2013, 11:47 am
A new report from the Department of Education shows that high school graduation rates are at their highest level since 1974. According to the report,...
Written on 01/22/2013, 03:53 pm
"The new NCES report is good news. After three decades of stagnation, the on-time graduation rate for high school students in the 2009-10 school year...
Written on 01/22/2013, 10:23 am
As a teacher and a parent, what our nation’s education leaders think, really matters to me. And with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about to begin a...
Written on 01/18/2013, 11:58 am
Skyline Hi...Skyline HiRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/i3-grant-provides-stem-graduation-path-for-colorado-students-2/
Written on 01/17/2013, 05:32 pm
I wasn’t surprised to learn that my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama –The Rocket City – has launched one of the largest school district transitions to...
Written on 01/17/2013, 12:30 pm
Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada believes you can’t judge a book by its cover – at least not if that cover is on the district’s budget book....
Written on 01/16/2013, 05:33 pm
PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment WASHINGTON - January 16, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College...
Written on 01/16/2013, 05:32 pm
I have been proud to serve President Obama and this administration since day one, but today was one of my proudest days....I have been proud to serve...
Written on 01/16/2013, 05:23 pm
I have been proud to serve President Obama and this administration since day one, but today was one of my proudest days. The actions that the President is...
Written on 01/16/2013, 05:23 pm
Earlier today, President Obama introduced a new plan to keeps guns out of the wrong hands, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health...
Written on 01/15/2013, 06:15 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said that “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.” On January 19, the country will honor the life and legacy of...
Written on 01/14/2013, 12:19 pm
It’s tax time once again, and if you made federal student loan payments in 2012, you may be eligible to deduct a portion of the interest you paid on your...
Written on 01/14/2013, 12:19 pm
It’s tax time once again, and if you made federal student loan payments in 2012, you may be eligible to deduct a portion of the interest you paid on your...
Written on 01/10/2013, 07:36 pm
"I was deeply troubled to learn today about another episode of gun violence in America's schools– this time at Taft Union High School in Kern...
Written on 01/08/2013, 05:48 pm
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in accessing the more than $150 billion available in federal student...
Written on 01/08/2013, 11:44 am
A studen...A studenRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/colleges-and-universities-lead-the-way-in-sustainability/
Written on 01/07/2013, 05:54 pm
The RESPECT Project, a vision for transforming teaching and leading, is the result of hundreds of conversations with thousands of educators across the...
Written on 01/07/2013, 03:03 pm
As a U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, one of the many roles I am lucky enough to engage in is that of a conduit between America’s...
Written on 01/02/2013, 02:20 pm
For many recent college graduates, monthly student loan payments can be overwhelming....For many recent college graduates, monthly student loan payments...
Written on 01/02/2013, 10:38 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/5-reasons-you-should-complete-the-free-application-for-federal-student-aid-fafsa/
Written on 12/21/2012, 04:47 pm
PARCC Governing Board Approves Math Assessments for College and Career Readiness, Retest Policy and Tech Specs                       ...PARCC Governing...
Written on 12/21/2012, 02:07 pm
Thanks to the Chavez Middle School band and the Thomas Elementary school children's choir. Thank you for that beautiful music. It's a bittersweet day...
Written on 12/21/2012, 02:02 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/duncan-addresses-school-safety-during-promise-neighborhoods-announcement/
Written on 12/21/2012, 11:13 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that many borrowers are now able to take advantage of a new repayment plan that could lower their monthly...
Written on 12/21/2012, 10:39 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced 17 winners of the 2012 Promise Neighborhoods $60 million grant fund during a school safety speech at...
Written on 12/19/2012, 05:55 pm
Have you noticed lately that MOOCs are all over the news? It’s hard to imagine that just a year ago, most people had never heard of Massive Open Online...
Written on 12/19/2012, 05:28 pm
“It is critical that we work collaboratively with teachers to develop policies that will truly transform and elevate the profession. I am proud of the...
Written on 12/19/2012, 01:40 pm
Last week I met José, who visited the U.S. Department of Education for a roundtable discussion on school discipline policies. He described experiences at...
Written on 12/19/2012, 10:19 am
We ask a lot of our nation’s teachers, Secretary Duncan said in a video message to the educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School. “But no one could...
Written on 12/19/2012, 09:55 am
At this time of unbearable grief over the senseless slaughter of 20 first-graders and six school staff members, I want to take a moment to thank the...
Written on 12/18/2012, 03:02 pm
In 2009, President Obama introduced the SAVE  (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) Award. The award is a way for federal employees to share their...
Written on 12/18/2012, 01:20 pm
Today the U.S. Department of Education announced all 20 of the highest-rated applicants in the 2012 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition have secured...
Written on 12/18/2012, 12:14 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the successful resolution of a compliance review at the Christina School District in Wilmington, Del.,...
Written on 12/18/2012, 10:06 am
"Senator Inouye understood that education is an investment, not an expense, and he consistently stood up for the students of Hawaii and our nation. After...
Written on 12/17/2012, 03:35 pm
Here at the Department of Education, as elsewhere throughout America, our hearts ache for the Newtown, Conn., community. In a letter today to school...
Written on 12/17/2012, 03:33 pm
All of us who work in education have broken hearts and are haunted by the tragedy visited on the educators, students, and families of the Newtown Public...
Written on 12/14/2012, 04:51 pm
"School shootings are always incomprehensible and horrific tragedies. But words fail to describe today's heartbreaking and savage attack at Sandy Hook...
Written on 12/14/2012, 04:20 pm
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman issued the following statement regarding Friday’s tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook...
Written on 12/14/2012, 12:19 pm
Secretary Duncan talks with students at PS 38 during a visit to Staten Island on Thursday. Photo by Andy Kropa for the U.S....Secretary Duncan talks with...
Written on 12/13/2012, 01:19 pm
As the semester draws to a close at schools and universities across the country and college applications are submitted, the Treasury Department has...
Written on 12/12/2012, 03:39 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/kansas-students-weigh-in-on-education-reform/
Written on 12/12/2012, 11:00 am
The Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Memorial Institute today announced the expansion of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network into West...
Written on 12/12/2012, 03:19 am
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will replace the ISAT and PSAE tests....
Written on 12/11/2012, 04:37 pm
New international assessments of student performance in reading, math, and science provide both encouraging news about American students’ progress and...
Written on 12/11/2012, 01:18 pm
Note To Editors: White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a press call at 3:30...
Written on 12/11/2012, 09:16 am
“These 2011 international assessments provide both encouraging news about our students’ progress and some sobering cautionary notes. “The encouraging...
Written on 12/10/2012, 01:15 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/back-on-track-after-being-behind-bars/
Written on 12/07/2012, 02:32 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/a-new-framework-improving-family-engagement/
Written on 12/06/2012, 05:38 pm
As I listened to [IDB] President Moreno's remarks, I was struck not by how different the U.S. education system is but rather by how many educational...
Written on 12/06/2012, 02:35 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/commitment-to-tribal-collaboration/
Written on 12/06/2012, 11:46 am
Youth from around the country and those overseas in U.S. Department of Defense schools, aged 13 to 18 years, took our challenge and submitted almost 900...
Written on 12/06/2012, 10:09 am
Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin will each receive a share of the 2012 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge $133 million grant...
Written on 12/05/2012, 06:29 pm
In a series of stories this week and throughout December, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida explore the growing need...
Written on 12/05/2012, 04:53 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/reimagining-the-school-day/
Written on 12/05/2012, 04:09 pm
PARCC is preparing Version 2.0 of its Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments for release during the week of December 17-21, 2012. The new Guidelines...
Written on 12/05/2012, 11:58 am
Thank you, Mr. Hill, for delivering that wonderful opening invocation. I can't tell you how pleased and honored I am to join you again for the fourth...
Written on 12/03/2012, 06:06 pm
The Berkshire Eagle reports that public school district and higher education faculty in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and 21 other states are...
Written on 12/03/2012, 05:18 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the American Federation of Teachers Teacher Preparation Task Force's...
Written on 11/29/2012, 03:19 pm
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today received a report from the Task Force on Opportunity Scholarships, outlining recommendations for a potential program to...
Written on 11/26/2012, 01:45 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education announced today a new First to the Top initiative that enlists highly effective teachers from the...
Written on 11/13/2012, 10:14 am
Behind every great school stands a great principal. “It’s the principal who shapes the vision, sets the tone, and targets the energy of the many people...
Written on 11/13/2012, 08:36 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today will honor 314 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel...
Written on 11/09/2012, 05:29 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/11/tie-a-big-blue-ribbon-on-americas-great-schools/
Written on 11/09/2012, 04:42 pm
From post-traumatic stress disorder, joblessness, to months of separation from loved ones, members of the military, their families, and veterans face a...
Written on 11/09/2012, 06:36 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/11/3-things-you-may-not-know-about-financial-aid-for-veterans/
Written on 11/08/2012, 10:05 pm
This is a day of celebration in so many ways. I'm thrilled for our nation, and I'm thrilled for our nation's school children, that President Obama has...
Written on 11/08/2012, 10:44 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced results for the third round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award the 20...
Written on 11/05/2012, 02:24 pm
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce the state finalists for the 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence in...
Written on 11/05/2012, 10:11 am
NASHVILLE – The 2012 state Report Card—posted Thursday on the Tennessee Department of Education website—offers detailed breakdowns of last year’s...
Written on 11/02/2012, 05:16 pm
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 2, 2012 – In unprecedented collaboration between K-12 and higher education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for...
Written on 11/02/2012, 03:02 pm
Student loan repayment season is nearing...Student loan repayment season is nearingRead...
Written on 10/31/2012, 06:02 pm
PARCC Releases RFP For Item Tryouts, Field Testing, Research And Form Construction...PARCC Releases RFP For Item Tryouts, Field Testing, Research And Form...
Written on 10/31/2012, 02:41 pm
Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan encouraged colleges, universities and scholarship programs across the country to consider extending their early...
Written on 10/29/2012, 06:39 am
Update: For districts in states affected by Hurricane Sandy and for which the President has issued a major disaster declaration or an emergency...
Written on 10/26/2012, 11:22 am
Today the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that all five eligible states—Colorado, Illinois, New...
Written on 10/24/2012, 10:37 pm
PARCC Governing Board Meets on College Readiness Decisions, Schedules Vote for October ...PARCC Governing Board Meets on College Readiness Decisions,...
Written on 10/24/2012, 11:59 am
Your student loan grace period is a set amount of tim...Your student loan grace period is a set amount of timRead...
Written on 10/23/2012, 10:00 pm
NASHVILLE – A Memphis elementary school teacher known for her creative class projects and personalized approach to instruction was named the 2012-13...
Written on 10/23/2012, 04:03 pm
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/10/celebrating-cte-in-nevada/
Written on 10/23/2012, 11:02 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/10/a-view-from-the-inside-ed-staff-observes-the-principals-perspective/
Written on 10/22/2012, 03:54 pm
Secretary Arne Duncan sat down recently to answer questions he received from social media, email and regular mail....Secretary Arne Duncan sat down...
Written on 10/22/2012, 10:49 am
On Oct. 12, young artists from all across the nation convened at the U.S. Department of Education to be honored for their award-winning works of art and...
Written on 10/19/2012, 05:34 pm
It's great to be at the TIME Summit on Higher Education with such a distinguished group of leaders. All of you have thought long and hard about the future...
Written on 10/18/2012, 01:25 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education today issued the following statement on the Afterschool Alliance's nationwide Lights on Afterschool celebration....U.S....
Written on 10/17/2012, 05:31 pm
The Obama Administration today approved Idaho’s request for flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to...
Written on 10/17/2012, 02:04 pm
Over the next few months, many students who graduated or left school in the spring of 2012 will reach the end of their grace period and start repaying...
Written on 10/16/2012, 02:29 pm
Two young men, from different backgrounds, each tell a tragically similar story of their mistakes, which resulted in felony convictions and...
Written on 10/15/2012, 02:10 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized 24 organizations from across the nation...
Written on 10/10/2012, 11:13 am
NASHVILLE – A Clarksville elementary school principal and a Warren County Schools director earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education.Jane...
Written on 10/09/2012, 06:25 pm
In celebration of National Principals Month, dozens of senior ED leaders and staff members are visiting schools...In celebration of National Principals...
Written on 10/09/2012, 05:50 pm
Deb Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, and Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult...
Written on 10/09/2012, 02:35 pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of the “IDEAL Currency Identifier,” a free downloadable application (app) to assist...
Written on 10/03/2012, 11:26 am
The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the 56 winners of the Focus School grant competition, which will provide an estimated $19.2 million...
Written on 09/25/2012, 06:02 pm
PARCC is seeking feedback from the public on a draft policy for making College- and Career-Ready (CCR) determinations in English language arts/literacy...
Written on 09/18/2012, 09:21 am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education today informed Metro Nashville Public Schools that the state is withholding approximately $3.4 million...
Written on 09/17/2012, 11:48 am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education’s proposed reading textbooks for kindergarten through eighth grade are on display for public review at...
Written on 09/07/2012, 12:22 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce that six Tennessee schools have been chosen as 2012 National Blue Ribbon...
Written on 08/27/2012, 04:02 pm
Reward Schools located in 70 districts across the state in cities and rural areas  BRENTWOOD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education...
Written on 08/22/2012, 10:10 am
normal">Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from...
Written on 08/21/2012, 03:13 pm
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida plans to begin pilot testing new exams this school year. The new tests are to replace corresponding FCAT exams...
Written on 08/20/2012, 12:08 pm
Online, searchable Model Content Frameworks also released....Online, searchable Model Content Frameworks also released.Read...
Written on 07/12/2012, 12:00 pm
Public comment sought on PARCC draft College-Ready Determination Policy and Policy-Level Performance Level Descriptors. PARCC is seeking feedback from the...
Written on 06/19/2012, 12:42 pm
PARCC EDUCATOR ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED TO NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE...PARCC EDUCATOR ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED TO NATIONAL MATH AND...
Written on 04/25/2012, 09:40 am
Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology PurchasesSpecifications Provide Assurance that New Devices will be Compatible...
Written on 10/28/2010, 02:09 pm
  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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