Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Policy on Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Education

The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services have created a joint policy to support Dual Language Learners (DLL). The purpose of this policy statement is to promote the learning of DLLs by providing States … Continue reading

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New Grant Opportunity: Comprehensive Centers Program—National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) along with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) announce a new grant opportunity for the Comprehensive Centers Program: National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities. The … Continue reading

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Critical Findings Revealed in Civil Rights Data for Students with Exceptionalities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which is released every two years, was released on June 7.  This year’s report includes new categories of information such as:  Educational programs in juvenile justice, availability of distance education … Continue reading

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Teacher Turnover Costs Billions, As Interest in Teaching Falls

Nearly half of all new teachers will leave their classrooms within five years – a move that will cost districts some $2.2 billion per year to replace them. Among the top reasons are a lack of autonomy, poor student discipline … Continue reading

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Teacher-Led Transformation: Grants Available

The U.S. Department of Education, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and other national organizations, have teamed up with ASCD to create a new competition for teachers – Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs), an initiative designed to support teachers as … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Updates ESSA FAQs

The Secretary is offering guidance on transitioning from the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. This guidance includes actions the U.S. Department of Education (ED) … Continue reading

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Delivering Justice: Office of Civil Rights Annual Report

The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published its Fiscal Year 2015 annual report, detailing efforts during the past year to protect students’ civil rights and increase educational equity nationwide.  The report, “Delivering Justice,” cites examples of OCR’s enforcement activities, … Continue reading

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Teacher Week is Over, But Appreciation Theme Continues

Special Ed Teachers Share Why They Love Teaching: ED's Office of Special Education highlighted some dedicated special education teachers on their blog who shared why they love teaching. Sing It: Spotify created a Teacher Appreciation Playlist with some dedications by artists you'll recognize to … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Grant Competition for Charter Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a competition to award $65 million in grants to as many as 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country to create and expand charter schools that support students from underserved communities. Since … Continue reading

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ED Seeks Stakeholder Feedback Regarding ESSA Guidance

Separate from previous requests for comments on potential areas for regulation under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeking your input on areas of the law on which they could … Continue reading

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