John B. King Jr. says such programs need to think about the needs of students with disabilities, English-learners, working parents, and others in implementing a new workforce development law.
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January 04, 2016
Students of color and students who are Syrian, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Arab, Sikh, or Jewish may feel unsafe at school in light of sensitive discussions about international events, officials in the U.S. Department of Education said.
January 03, 2016
The new acting secretary is expecting another record high graduation rate and high-speed Internet access for more students.
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December 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to states, warning that they need to be prepared to handle their testing opt-outs in 2015-16.
December 17, 2015
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November 12, 2015
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The administration is planning to create a $20 million pilot program that would allow high schoolers to use Pell grants to pay for college courses.