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2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Opened Oct. 1

Washington Report - October 3, 2017 - 1:37pm
The financial aid filing season officially began at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the launch of the 2018‒19 FAFSA® at fafsa.gov. Nearly 238,000 online applications were submitted the first day, representing an eight percent increase compared to one year ago. Most students and parents are eligible to use the IRS DRT to electronically transfer their 2016 tax return information. The tool returned Oct. 1 for the 2018‒19 FAFSA with extra security and privacy protections to safeguard sensitive taxpayer data.

Education Secretary DeVos Announces 2017-18 School Ambassador Fellows

Washington Report - September 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the U.S. Department of Education's 2017 cohort of School Ambassador Fellows. This year's cohort includes four teachers, one principal and one counselor.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools

Washington Report - September 28, 2017 - 8:47pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that The Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Program (Charter Schools Program or CSP) has awarded new grants this week to fund the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation, totaling approximately $253 million.

National Blue Ribbon Honors Announced for 342 Schools

Washington Report - September 28, 2017 - 1:08pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Names New Members to National Assessment Governing Board

Washington Report - September 28, 2017 - 12:56pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today.

U.S. Department of Education Releases National Student Loan FY 2014 Cohort Default Rate

Washington Report - September 27, 2017 - 5:19pm
The U.S. Department of Education today released the FY 2014 three-year federal student loan cohort default rate. The rate increased slightly from 11.3 percent to 11.5 percent for students who entered repayment between fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

Additional Senior Staff Appointments Announced by Secretary DeVos

Washington Report - September 26, 2017 - 1:17pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced two additional senior staff hires: Dr. Michael Wooten: Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Effective: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

Current Issues In Education - September 30, 2015 - 6:33am

The Duponts in Louisiana loved their mutt Melvin so much they jumped at the chance to replicate him. Melvin is gone now, but he has left behind two clones, Ken and Henry.

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National Governors Association, Teachers Unions to Congress: Finish Work on NCLB

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 2:31pm
The push comes just days after Speaker John Boehner, an original architect of NCLB, said he plans to resign.

National Governors Association to Congress: Finish Work on NCLB

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 1:02pm
The push comes just days after Speaker John Boehner, an original architect of NCLB, said he plans to resign.

John Boehner Leaves a Serious Education Legacy

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 10:15am
John Boehner, a chief architect of No Child Left Behind, made a significant mark on education policy.

What Boehner's Resignation Means for NCLB Rewrite

Current Issues In Education - September 28, 2015 - 4:45pm
The House speaker was a principal architect of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Current Issues In Education - September 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

James Patterson to receive honorary National Book Award

Current Issues In Education - September 23, 2015 - 11:20am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, the best-selling author and tireless advocate for books and literacy, is receiving an honorary National Book Award.

How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Current Issues In Education - September 22, 2015 - 7:03am

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.

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How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Current Issues In Education - September 22, 2015 - 7:03am

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.

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Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Current Issues In Education - September 18, 2015 - 6:53am

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?

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Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Current Issues In Education - September 18, 2015 - 6:53am

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?

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