Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

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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Disproportionality in Special Education: CEC Speaks Out!

Disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students is a critical issue that has plagued the education field for decades, and CEC is committed to seeing it confronted and remedied. In March, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Notice … Continue reading

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ED and Justice Release Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recently released the joint Title IX guidance providing educators with information and resources to ensure that all students including transgender students are able to attend school in an environment free of discrimination based … Continue reading

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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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