Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Save the Date! OSERS Webinar on Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment.

Please mark your calendar! On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, the Youth Transitions Collaborative, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will host an educational webinar entitled, Determined to Succeed: Preparing for … Continue reading

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The Office of Special Education Programs Releases Two Awards for Applications

The following Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities; Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Notice inviting … Continue reading

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35 states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants under the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program

On October 27, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that 35 states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants under the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program. By significantly … Continue reading

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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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