Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Closing the Discipline Gap

In a report released by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, researchers studied the discipline gap of U.S. students and determined that it is a driving reason as to why we are unable to close the overall achievement gap. The … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Education Now Accepting Applications for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Program

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the beginning of the 2015 grant competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Program (DDRA)  DDRA provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual … Continue reading

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CEC at the Department of Education

Last week, CEC’s leadership team met with U.S. Department of Education leaders Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and Michael Yudin, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), to discuss, … Continue reading

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State Personnel Development Grant Competition: Extension of the Application Period

On December 15, 2014, The Federal Register published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the SPDG competition. The purpose of this program, which was authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) … Continue reading

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Secretary Arne Duncan’s Vision for the Future of ESEA

Secretary Arne Duncan laid out an idea for the nation’s well-known education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in a speech on January 12th, 2015. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, he called … Continue reading

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Guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice on Equitable Educational Access for English Learner Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to … Continue reading

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College Ratings System Up for Public Comment

In the week of December 19th, based on extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Department released a framework for a college ratings system for further public comment. This framework summarizes the basic categories, institutional groupings, data, metrics, and tools that the Department is … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellowship Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s 2015-2016 cohort of Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellows are currently open and are scheduled to close on January 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. For more information about the application process, visit the Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellows program pages or … Continue reading

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Early Learning Secretary Priority for Discretionary Grants

The Secretary of Education has released final priorities which may be used across the Department of Education’s discretionary grant programs to incentivize actions and give preference to applicants without making additional rule making. A notice of proposed priorities and definitions … Continue reading

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Charter School Program Guidance On Preschool

In November, the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement released Frequently Asked Questions on the Use of CSP Funds to Support Preschool Education, non-regulatory guidance on the circumstances under which Charter School Program (CSP) funds may be used … Continue reading

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