Democrats and some education advocates said the guidance provides important protection for transgender students, while Republicans and others call it an inappropriate federal intrusion into education.
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May 02, 2016
North Carolina New Schools was the first i3 grantee to go from the "validation" level—for programs with some evidence to back them up—to the Scale Up, for proven approaches ready to go big.
April 07, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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February 23, 2016
"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
The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.