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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept: Students show ‘significant progress’ as staffing woes continue

August 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement the data points to ”significant progress” made by students during the 2021-22 school year. More than 98% of public schools used academic supports to spur pandemic-related learning recovery during the 2021-22 […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

August 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The priorities for the grant funding, which has not yet been distributed, come just a few days after the Biden administration announced the two programs on Friday. “The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought on challenges for children and […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept: LAUSD must make up for special ed services missed during school shutdowns

April 29, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A similar Ed Department Office for Civil Rights investigation of the Indiana Department of Education was dismissed in June 2021 because of insufficient information to suggest Indiana had discriminated against students with disabilities. OCR investigations into Fairfax Public Schools and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Ed Dept announces communities of practice to accelerate learning, support kindergartners

December 3, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

The communities of practice aim to help school systems build capacity to implement interventions so the efforts best address students’ needs. State education systems were invited to apply to participate. “Students across the country have felt the impact of school […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Ed Dept expands Second Chance Pell program again

July 30, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The Education Department began the Second Chance Pell program in 2015. It aims to evaluate the effects of providing Pell Grants for incarcerated students. The program has had more than 22,000 participants across 30 states and the Federal Bureau of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept issues $36B in federal coronavirus relief aid to colleges

May 11, 2021

Via: Education Dive

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law in March. It provides about $40 billion in direct aid to colleges and universities. Institutions must use half of that money on emergency grants for students disadvantaged by […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden’s $103B budget proposal for the Ed Dept would boost Pell, MSI funding

April 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Despite the proposed spending increase, Biden’s Pell proposal is likely to disappoint advocates who have pressed federal officials to double the maximum award amount. Nearly 1,200 groups wrote to Congress recently calling on lawmakers to do so. This is a […]


News

Ed Dept gives colleges more flexibility to use federal relief funds

March 19, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Former President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in late December, making available roughly $23 billion in postsecondary education aid. This followed $14 billion in the first round of higher education relief. Higher ed groups […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Ed Dept releases more than $21B in coronavirus relief for colleges

January 14, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Congress hammered out the overall $900 billion deal in December, roughly nine months after approving the first round of funding. The new money was briefly imperiled when President Donald Trump unexpectedly declined to sign the measure, though he eventually did […]


News

House Education Committee Subpoenas Ed Dept. Staff

October 23, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats on the House education committee on Thursday issued subpoenas for three career Education Department staff as part of the committee’s probe into whether Under Secretary Diane Auer Jones tried to help Dream Center Education Holdings retroactively get accreditation to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Ed Dept civil rights data shows restraint, seclusion, sexual assault on the rise

October 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

A bevy of statistics about school enrollment, discipline practices, academic offerings and more from the 2017-18 school year was released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights as part of the biennial Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ed Dept rescinds Clery Act guidelines

October 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The Clery Act requires institutions to report certain crimes that happen on or near campus to the Education Department. Colleges also must regularly release campus crime statistics to the public and issue a warning to campus, such as through a […]


News

Ed Dept official: Don’t expect testing waivers this year

July 27, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Prior to Blew’s remarks, some states had already started seeking assessment waivers for the upcoming school year. On June 18, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced they would seek a standardized testing waiver, saying high-stakes […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Ed Dept extends online education flexibilities to year end

May 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The guidance allows colleges that must continue offering online classes to stay eligible for federal funding without going through the typical review process required to launch online and distance education programs. Without the extension, schools may have been forced to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Ed Dept announces $307.5M in grants to reimagine ed models

April 28, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In awarding the grants, the department will consider the coronavirus’ impact on a state, as is Congress’ intention for the money. However, the presence of the grants indicate other criteria will also be considered. Forty of the 100 points of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher ed leaders push back as Ed Dept bars undocumented students from aid

April 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

For weeks, colleges and leaders across higher ed pressed the U.S. Department of Education to clarify the limits on the $6 billion or so in federal aid Congress set aside in the recent stimulus package for students whose lives were […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ed Dept flags compliance issues with troubled accreditor ACICS

December 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Democratic lawmakers and higher education pundits have long criticized ACICS for poorly monitoring the institutions under its purview. ACICS managed two high-profile for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute, which collapsed in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This launched […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Democrats press for details on Ed Dept’s income-share plans

June 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

ISAs are gaining traction in nontraditional education programs such as boot camps. There, advocates say, they offer more students access to financing based on the possibility that participating in the program will significantly increase their earnings. Colleges have begun to […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept to implement Obama-era equity rules in IDEA policy

May 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When the Equity in IDEA policy was released in December 2016, its stated purpose was to address the “significant disproportionality in the identification, placement and discipline of students with disabilities based on race or ethnicity.” The concern was the need […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept official: US ed spending now in ‘full recovery’ after recession

May 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While the recession itself was relatively short — 18 months according to the article — the road to recovery from recession-related school spending cuts has been long. However, the restoration of school spending by the 2015-16 school year is good […]