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April 07, 2016

Obama Announces Three Assistant Secretary Nominations for the Ed. Dept.

Obama announced that he plans to nominate Matthew Lehrich, Amy McIntosh, and Ann Whalen to be assistant secretaries helping to run various areas of the Education Department.

April 06, 2016

Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin Leaving the Education Dept.

Yudin has been with the Education Department since 2010 in a variety of capacities. He became acting secretary of the office of special education and rehabilitative services, or OSERS, in August 2012, and was officially confirmed in that position in June 2015.

April 01, 2016

Education Dept. Seeks More Input for Online Teacher-Prep Program Regs

Although the reopened comment period is limited only to this specific issue, it would seem to further delay the final regulations, which were due out last December.

March 30, 2016

Shirley M. Hufstedler, First U.S. Secretary of Education, Dies at Age 90

Appointed as the nation's first secretary of education in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter, she previously had been a federal appeals court judge and a California appeals court judge.

February 29, 2016

Grants to Native American Youth Programs Beefed Up By Education Department

The education department billed the grant program's expansion as the federal government's latest move in a broad effort to boost the college and career prospects for American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.

February 29, 2016

Greatest Hits: What Are the Most Popular Sections of the Ed. Department's Website?

When the general public visits the U.S. Department of Education's presence on the Internet, what are they checking out the most?

February 23, 2016

Rule for Identifying Racial Bias in Special Education Proposed by Ed. Department

"It's not about identifying bad actors. It's an opportunity to check practices and supports," Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin said Monday.

February 19, 2016

Obama Administration Launches Two Initiatives Targeting Absenteeism

The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.

February 16, 2016

How Many Education Secretaries Have Been K-12 Classroom Teachers?

Less than half of the officials who have led the department since its inception in 1980 were full-time K-12 classroom teachers at one point in their careers.

February 11, 2016

Obama to Officially Nominate John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. may not be "acting" in his role much longer. President Barack Obama officially nominated King for the post.

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