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U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. Names Six Education Leaders to National Assessment Governing Board
WASHINGTON ó U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that six education leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) to serve four-year terms. The new members include two state legislators, a testing and measurement expert, a local school board member, a non-public school leader and a general public representative.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:18:53 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on English Learners
The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance is an effort to ensure that students who are English learners receive the high-quality services they need to be college and career ready.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:43:24 EDT
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
ďFifteen years ago, our world changed forever when horrific acts of terrorism shook the country. I was a school principal in Boston then, and I vividly remember our staff, students, and families consoling each other and struggling to grasp the unspeakable tragedies. As we take time today to reflect on this moment in history and the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, we also honor the first responders and everyday heroes of that day and pay tribute to the families who still live with the loss of loved ones.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:55:08 EDT
The Presidential Election: A Lesson in Civics
As a social studies teacher, Iím always excited to teach students about their legal rights, our political system and how they can become engaged citizens. However, that excitement kicks up a notch during a presidential election year because Iím reminded of the importance of teaching students how to become engaged citizens. As a social studies teacher, itís up to me to set the foundation for my students so they will be able to engage productively.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:26 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Awards $22 Million to Support Educators of English Learner Students
The U.S. Department of Educationís Office of English Language Acquisition announced today the awarding of $22 million in grants under the National Professional Development Program to support educators of English learner students.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:47:58 EDT
U.S. Education Department Awards 41 States and the District of Columbia $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Students From Low-Income Families Take Advanced Placement Tests
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 41 states and Washington, D.C. as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for students from low-income families.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:37:12 EDT
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