U.S. Department of Education Releases 2015-16 Civil Rights Data CollectionTue, 24 Apr 2018 09:27:01 EDT Washington The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which is self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs, is collected and published biennially by OCR.
Secretary DeVos Statement on Senate Confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Department's General CounselWed, 18 Apr 2018 17:48:34 EDT WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel:
"We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, Carlos can at last get to work on behalf of our nation's students. He has dedicated his career to upholding the law, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance educational opportunities for all students."
After Hurricanes, USVI Residents Choose HopeTue, 17 Apr 2018 19:48:37 EDT After three devastating hurricanes struck the Caribbean, the Department of Education undertook a series of actions to support the U.S. Virgin Islands through their recovery process. As part of that effort, ED staff committed to travelling to the Islands to provide resources, assistance, and expertise.
Expanding Pathways to Success After High School, U.S. Department of Education Approves First Innovative EQUIP ExperimentFri, 13 Apr 2018 14:32:38 EDT WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. Experimental sites, like this one, give the Department flexibility to waive specific statutory or regulatory requirements associated with disbursing Title IV student aid in order to assess the efficacy of innovative educational solutions.
5 Ways to Cut the College Price TagTue, 10 Apr 2018 20:02:15 EDT Working as a Financial Aid Counselor, families often ask me how they can pay for college. More often than not this conversation takes place during the student’s senior year in high school. As a first-generation college student, there are things I wish my family and I had known to help us save on our college bill. These are a few things that families can do to help cut the cost of college: