Education Department

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan speak during a visit J.O. Wilson Elementry School on March 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US Illegally

Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

05/09/2014

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Education Department: Immigration Complaints Against DC Schools Have Been Resolved

The Education Department says complaints against two District of Columbia charter schools related to students’ immigration status have been resolved.

05/08/2014

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Education Department Investigating 55 Colleges For Their Handling Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they’re cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.

05/02/2014

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Report: US High Schools Hit 80 Percent Graduation Rate, All-Time High

U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

04/28/2014

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop at the T.C. Williams High School on Feb. 5, 2014 in Alexandria, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady to Students: Apply For Federal Aid

Michelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form.

02/05/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: 29 Percent Of College Enrollees Drop Out Before Graduation

Only 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.

12/16/2013

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Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left Behind

Three more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

05/20/2013

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Government Site Exposes Financial Info of Thousands of College Students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The personal financial details of as many as 5,000 college students were temporarily laid bare for other students to view on the Education Department’s direct loan website earlier this month, an education […]

10/26/2011

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