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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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.

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 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

3 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.
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