Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Announces Guidance on Bullying of Students with Disabilities

As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated – including against America’s 6.5 million students … Continue reading

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RTT-ELC: Program Spotlight and Technical Assistance

ED and HHS are pleased to release a new resource on Kindergarten Entry Assessments in Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge States. Under their Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants, States are revising existing … Continue reading

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ED Releases Preschool Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Education recently released applications for the Preschool Development Grants competition. There are two types of grants. Development Grants that will will support states with either small or no state preschool programs to implement and sustain high-quality … Continue reading

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DEC Kicks Off Early Learning Campaign at Conference this Week

DEC in collaboration with CEC announces its campaign for support of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act and increased funding for Early Childhood IDEA programs today.  Increasing access to and opportunities for high-quality early learning is one of the … Continue reading

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National Assessment Governing Board Accepting Nominations

The National Assessment Gov­erning Board, established by Congress in 1988 to oversee the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is currently accepting nominations to fill eight board positions. NAEP, also referred to as Nation’s Report Card, measures student performance in grades … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips Courtesy of What Works Clearinghouse

Each year the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) provides educators with new ways to start the school year, reviewing research to find what works in education. They have developed a web portal through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) website where … Continue reading

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The Department of Education Accepting Applications for Winter/Spring Interns

The Department of Education (ED) is a great place to explore fields like education policy, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education.  Interns … Continue reading

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Guidance/Information: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began offering the opportunity for young people to request consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and obtain temporary relief from removal from the United States.  Over 580,800 young people … Continue reading

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The 35th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the U.S. Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities and the provision of early … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Education wants YOUR comments on WIOA!

Starting today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) have invited the public to share their comments and recommendations on their blog to help implement … Continue reading

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