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Calling Local Heroes Directly into Action; Apply to be an ED School Ambassador Fellow

“But I’m just a teacher…” Source: New feed

U.S. Department of Education Issues Findings in Texas Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Monitoring

Washington—The U.S. Department of Education (Department) released today the findings of monitoring activities relating to Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This comes after the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the

“The Spirit is There”

“When can I go back to school?” When that experience is disrupted, getting back to school can mean everything to students. And the adults who care for them — parents, educators and civic leaders — feel a special urgency. Source: New feed

Secretary DeVos Approves Minnesota and West Virginia’s State ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Minnesota and West Virginia’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “States continue to embrace the flexibility and power given to them under ESSA,”

ED’s School Ambassador Fellows Connect with #FellowsAtED Twitter Chats

It took me a while to feel comfortable with Twitter. I opened a personal account years ago, but I just didn’t see what all the buzz was about. Source: New feed

Coding and Collaboration with a Buddy System

For several years our kindergarten and third grade students were accustomed to pairing up as reading buddies to improve their literacy skills through a mentee/men Source: New feed

Improved Borrower Defense Discharge Process Will Aid Defrauded Borrowers, Protect Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – After careful review to ensure a fair and efficient process, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) today unveiled an improved discharge process for borrower defense to repayment (BDR) claims. Source: New feed

Public Comment Sought for Report on Obtaining Input from Rural Schools and Local Educational Agencies

SUMMARY:  In accordance with section 5005 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Secretary seeks information from the public regarding actions the Department of Education (Department) can take to improve how it considers the unique needs of rural schools

Winter Commencement at University of Baltimore

Thank you, President Schmoke, for that kind introduction. I have admired your work from afar. Your commitment to this city is admirable, and your record of working for your community is impressive. We all can learn from your efforts to

Tax Bill Could Hand DeVos First Major School Choice Victory

The GOP tax plan could hand the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos their first major school choice victory. As it stands, the brokered deal between House and Senate Republicans, which is slated for a final vote sometime