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Working to Prevent Discrimination Involving Religion at Schools and Universities

No student – whether Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, or of any other religious background – should experience barriers to learning and success in school because of who the student is or what the student believes. That’s why last month, … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for an Education

The Obama Administration is committed to creating a fairer, more effective criminal justice system. We want to lessen the impact of mass incarceration on our communities and help the men and women who rejoin society from our jails and prisons … Continue reading

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12,000 Incarcerated Students to Enroll in Postsecondary Educational and Training Programs Through Education Department's New Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will … Continue reading

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A View from the Field: Building Comprehensive ESSA Stakeholder Engagement

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, presents an opportunity to continue making progress towards educational equity and excellence for all. For the first time, … Continue reading

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Education Department Announces School Improvement Grants for 16 States

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 16 states will receive more than $113 million in grants to continue efforts to turn around our nation’s persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department’s School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. “When … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Some Stability

Class act! Principal Nauiokas and students at Mott Haven Academy in the Bronx. (Photo courtesy Jessica Nauiokas) Every year, hundreds of thousands of youth enter the foster care system in America and become one of our most vulnerable groups of … Continue reading

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Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Members of the biggest teaching union in England have backed a new programme of strike action over pay, working conditions and school funds. National Union of Teachers members will walk out on Tuesday 5 July for one day, but further … Continue reading

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U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release Joint Guidance on Foster Youth

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released guidance to states, school districts and child welfare agencies on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting children in … Continue reading

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Peake practice

With British astronaut Major Tim Peake safely back on Earth, what better time for primary schools to enthuse pupils about science? But how should teachers ensure lessons genuinely boost children’s ability to explore the world scientifically? Last Friday afternoon, a … Continue reading

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