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Summer 2017 Intern Application

2 months ago
Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!

Students Leading the Way on Finding the Right Balance with Well-rounded Education

2 months ago
Eight incredible student leaders joined in conversation with Secretary John King and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives (DAS), Ary Amerikaner on November 16th, 2016. Students shared their experiences in well-rounded education programs in their own schools, and why these types of programs are important. Student input drove the conversation, as Secretary King and Deputy Assistant Secretary Amerikaner discussed how these students’ experience can help us here at ED support schools and communities as we work to implement ESSA.

Students Leading the Way on Finding the Right Balance with Well-rounded Education

2 months ago
Eight incredible student leaders joined in conversation with Secretary John King and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives (DAS), Ary Amerikaner on November 16th, 2016. Students shared their experiences in well-rounded education programs in their own schools, and why these types of programs are important. Student input drove the conversation, as Secretary King and Deputy Assistant Secretary Amerikaner discussed how these students’ experience can help us here at ED support schools and communities as we work to implement ESSA.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Inaugural Education Innovation and Research Competition

2 months ago
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant competition for 2017. EIR is a new grant program established in the Every Student Succeeds Act and is the successor of the Obama Administration's Investing in Innovation grant program (i3), which invested $1.4 billion in 172 i3 projects across all 50 states.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Inaugural Education Innovation and Research Competition

2 months ago
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant competition for 2017. EIR is a new grant program established in the Every Student Succeeds Act and is the successor of the Obama Administration's Investing in Innovation grant program (i3), which invested $1.4 billion in 172 i3 projects across all 50 states.

Arts in Education Program Seeking Input for 2017 Competition

2 months ago
The Arts in Education (AIE) Program supports nationwide efforts to improve schools in and through the arts as part of a well-rounded education for all students. AIE’s grants and technical assistance support a variety of organizations including school districts, non-profit organizations, and other entities through three grant categories: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD), Professional   Development for Arts Educators (PDAE), and Arts in Education National Program (AENP).

Arts in Education Program Seeking Input for 2017 Competition

2 months ago
The Arts in Education (AIE) Program supports nationwide efforts to improve schools in and through the arts as part of a well-rounded education for all students. AIE’s grants and technical assistance support a variety of organizations including school districts, non-profit organizations, and other entities through three grant categories: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD), Professional   Development for Arts Educators (PDAE), and Arts in Education National Program (AENP).

U.S. Department of Education Announces Loan Counseling Experiment and New College Completion Toolkit

2 months ago
Earning a college degree or credential is one of the best investments students can make for themselves and their families. Each year, millions of students enter college, and many of those students receive Federal Pell Grants, Direct Loans, and other federal financial aid that helps make their educational aspirations a reality. Yet many students lack timely and relevant information about financial aid to guide their borrowing decisions each year; and too many leave college with debt but no degree, significantly increasing their risk of defaulting on their student loans.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Loan Counseling Experiment and New College Completion Toolkit

2 months ago
Earning a college degree or credential is one of the best investments students can make for themselves and their families. Each year, millions of students enter college, and many of those students receive Federal Pell Grants, Direct Loans, and other federal financial aid that helps make their educational aspirations a reality. Yet many students lack timely and relevant information about financial aid to guide their borrowing decisions each year; and too many leave college with debt but no degree, significantly increasing their risk of defaulting on their student loans.

King Calls for Supporters of Public Education to Unite on Behalf of Children

2 months 1 week ago
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today called on supporters of public education to set aside political and policy differences and work together to ensure all students – and especially the most vulnerable students – get the opportunity they need to be successful. During a speech at the Center for American Progress, King laid out a bold vision for how the country can unite and move forward in ensuring equity and excellence in public education – from preschool through college. (Note: The Secretary’s prepared remarks follow.)

King Calls for Supporters of Public Education to Unite on Behalf of Children

2 months 1 week ago
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today called on supporters of public education to set aside political and policy differences and work together to ensure all students – and especially the most vulnerable students – get the opportunity they need to be successful. During a speech at the Center for American Progress, King laid out a bold vision for how the country can unite and move forward in ensuring equity and excellence in public education – from preschool through college. (Note: The Secretary’s prepared remarks follow.)

Education, Leadership and Equity: A Look Forward

2 months 1 week ago
In Washington, D.C., at the Center for American Progress, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., called upon supporters of public education to set aside political and policy differences and work together to ensure all students–and especially the most vulnerable–receive the educational opportunities they need to thrive.

Education, Leadership and Equity: A Look Forward

2 months 1 week ago
In Washington, D.C., at the Center for American Progress, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., called upon supporters of public education to set aside political and policy differences and work together to ensure all students–and especially the most vulnerable–receive the educational opportunities they need to thrive.

Education Department Establishes Enhanced Federal Aid Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges

2 months 1 week ago
Beginning today, the U.S. Department of Education will inform colleges accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) of additional operating conditions required for continued participation in the federal student aid programs. These new provisions will apply to ACICS-accredited institutions and follow U.S. Secretary of Education John B.
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