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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.

2016 VSA International Artists Honored in ED Exhibit Opening

2 months 1 week ago
Uriel Levitt and Sibtain Junejo come from two very different realities. While Levitt, 20, is from Silver Spring, Maryland, Junejo, 15, was born over 7,000 miles away in Karachi, Singh, Pakistan. Now these two artists have something that unifies them: Their artwork is at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in Washington, D.C., along with that of other peers from Egypt, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and elsewhere in the U.S.

2016 VSA International Artists Honored in ED Exhibit Opening

2 months 1 week ago
Uriel Levitt and Sibtain Junejo come from two very different realities. While Levitt, 20, is from Silver Spring, Maryland, Junejo, 15, was born over 7,000 miles away in Karachi, Singh, Pakistan. Now these two artists have something that unifies them: Their artwork is at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in Washington, D.C., along with that of other peers from Egypt, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and elsewhere in the U.S.

White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline

2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC — Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration's Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama's My Brothers' Keeper initiative and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools.

White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline

2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC — Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration's Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama's My Brothers' Keeper initiative and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools.

What Forgiveness Means to Students

2 months 2 weeks ago
We tell small children that it is okay to make mistakes. We are told to forgive and forget. But our country doesn’t hold to these adages for those convicted of a crime. The revolving door of incarceration and juvenile justice has ensnared many of my students. It’s a hamster wheel that proves very hard to get off of. Poverty, crime, and violence are inextricably linked in the worlds of my students.

Globe University, Minnesota School of Business Denied Access to Federal Student Aid Dollars

2 months 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that participation in the federal student aid programs will end this month for Globe University (Globe) and Minnesota School of Business (MSB), two for-profit colleges under common ownership. This enforcement action is in keeping with the Department’s ongoing efforts to protect students, safeguard taxpayer dollars and increase accountability among postsecondary institutions.

Ensuring Every Student Succeeds

2 months 3 weeks ago
As we reflect on the important work that we have been able to do throughout the Administration, we wanted to highlight some of our key messages. This is part of a reflection series presented by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's naming of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor:

2 months 4 weeks ago
“I am encouraged by Mayor Muriel Bower’s nomination of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor. DCPS has been one of the nation’s fastest improving urban school districts thanks to hard work of D.C. educators, students and families and the tremendous leadership of former Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but there is much more work to be done to ensure all city students are well-prepared for college, careers, and life.
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