Free, quality preschool, challenging standards, and an affordable college degree are key elements of the U.S. Department of Education's "Set of Family Rights".
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June 29, 2015
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
April 08, 2015
A new preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide, which was recently published by the U.S. Department of Education.
March 25, 2015
The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.
March 16, 2015
Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.
March 04, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.
February 12, 2015
The national, four-year graduation rate has ticked up for the second year in a row, growing from 80 percent in the 2011-12 school year, to 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year.
February 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.
December 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is putting together data profiles of state NCLB waivers, but there isn't much information on the impact of the flexibility on student achievement.
December 17, 2014
The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.