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What the Department Has Said About Teachers – It’s Worth a Listen

Much like America’s teachers, the U.S. Department of Education sometimes gets a bad rap. You know the drill. So many times, the stories of frustrated teachers or bad apples get bigger play on social media and in the news than … Continue reading

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Listening to Teachers: Why It’s Important We Hear Your Voices

“Teachers have made a huge difference in my life. Among my key priorities this year is lifting up our nation’s teachers and the education profession. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship and Teach to Lead are great steps in this direction. I … Continue reading

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Schools mental-health champion axed

Schools mental-health champion has job axed 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image caption Natasha Devon’s role as mental health champion for schools has been axed less than a year after she was appointed The government’s mental-health … Continue reading

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Hiddleston defends war zone children

Tom Hiddleston defends war zone children By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Unicef Image caption “It’s our responsibility to stand up for those who don’t have a voice,” said Tom … Continue reading

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UK universities slip in world rankings

Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings 5 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright RyanKing999 Image caption Oxford and Cambridge remain in the top five for global reputation The UK has 10 universities in the … Continue reading

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Trying to Simplify Choices in Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

May 4, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Any student loan borrower who has tried to decipher which repayment plan works best knows that the process can be daunting. The federal government offers multiple repayment plans for student loans, … Continue reading

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Enlisting Educators’ Wisdom to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act

ED has held several listening sessions about the ESSA this year. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education) Since President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, I have seen Department of Education staff have to work quickly … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on Office for Civil Rights to Ensure Educational Equity for All Students

Record 10,392 Complaints, 3,000-Plus Investigations Launched, More Than 1,000 Key Resolutions Reached The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today released its fiscal year 2015 annual report highlighting efforts during the last year to protect students’ civil rights … Continue reading

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160 Students From Across the Country Named 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education John King today announced the 52nd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 160 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. “This year’s class of Presidential Scholars continues … Continue reading

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Primary academies ‘mixed results’

Primary academies show ‘mixed results’ By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 4 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image caption More than 13,000 primary schools will have to convert to academies, under government proposals An analysis of primary school … Continue reading

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