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More Than 200 Groups Call on Education Department to Release Proposed...

In a letter published Wednesday, over 200 education, civil rights, and survivor advocacy groups called on the U.S. Department of Education to release its...

Education Department’s New Civil Rights Leader Could Mean Big Changes for...

Catherine Lhamon’s contentious appointment signifies a major overhaul of sexual misconduct rules, but experts caution that process may be lengthy. Determining how to properly address...

Biden’s Education Department Expected to Prioritize Educational Equity

Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and his predecessor Betsy DeVos could not, in many ways, be more opposite. While DeVos comes from an extremely...

Senate Approves DeVos for Education Secretary in Historic Vote

After a 24-hour standoff in the Senate, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. secretary of education in an historic vote on Tuesday. She will...

Government Initiative Provides Low-Income Students Greater Access to Higher Education Via...

The share of jobs requiring some postsecondary education is expected to increase rapidly over the next decade, with 11 of the 15 fastest-growing occupations...

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Issue Guidance to Ensure Transgender...

On Friday, the Obama administration issued a letter to every public school district in the country directing them to allow transgender students to use...

Education Department Supports Minority-Serving Institutions with $2.9 Million Award

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it awarded more than $2.9 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Asian American...

Education Secretary Duncan to Leave Post in December

Arne Duncan, secretary of education of the U.S. Department of Education, announced his resignation Friday. He will step down at the end of the...

Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Drops Across All Higher Education Sectors

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for...

Feds Clear Princeton of Discriminating Against Asian American Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has concluded an investigation first opened in 2006 that alleged Princeton University discriminated against...