Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Tools to Support Reentry for Formerly Incarcerated Youth and Adults

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, announced today $5.7 million in new grants aimed at improving outcomes for students who have been involved in the criminal … Continue reading

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Stories From States and Districts That Cut Back on Testing

Last week, Secretary John King visited Tulsa (Okla.) Public Schools to hear how the district eliminated more than 72 hours of testing from their students' year in line with President Obama's release of a set of principles for smarter assessment practices in public schools (Eger,Tulsa World). Now … Continue reading

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Education Department Releases Proposals for Consideration by ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The U.S. Department of Education sent proposals on Friday to the committee working on proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The proposals focus on the issues being negotiated: Title I, Part A assessments, and the requirement that … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Wants To Know Best Teachers You Know

During Teacher Appreciation Week on May 2-6, the U.S. Department of Education wants to say thank you to some great teachers. Recommend a friend, a colleague, your child’s teacher, or the 7th grade teacher who inspired you! Tell them about a … Continue reading

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IMPROVING SCHOOL CLIMATE

The U.S. Department of Education recently released new school climate surveys and a guide on making school climate improvements to help foster and sustain safe and supportive environments that are conducive to learning for all students.  The School Climate Surveys … Continue reading

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ESSA UPDATE

Responding to calls from stakeholders across the education system to provide clarification in key areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — particularly those essential to the equity and excellence goals of ESSA and to protecting the civil rights … Continue reading

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King Calls for Reauthorization of Perkins Act for Career and Technical Education

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. has called on Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides more than $1.1 billion for the nation’s career and technical education programs in grades 7-12 and … Continue reading

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House Labor- HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

On March 22, 2016, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee conducted a hearing on the proposed FY 2017 Education Budget with Education Secretary John King.  Led by Chair Cole (R-OK) and Ranking Member Lowey (D-NY), the committee’s questions focused primarily on … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Proposes to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced its next step toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities, proposing a new rule to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part B of … Continue reading

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Senate Labor – HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

On March 10, 2016, the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee conducted a hearing on the proposed FY 2017 Education Budget with Acting Education Secretary John King. Led by Chair Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA), the committee’s questions focused primarily … Continue reading

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