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More than $28 Million in Grants Awarded to 42 States to Cover Fees Charged to Low-Income Students for Taking AP Tests 27 Aug 2013 | 06:18 pm

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement...

Q-and-A: Back to School with Arne Duncan 27 Aug 2013 | 05:55 pm

With back-to-school season in full swing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently sat down to respond to some pressing education questions from SmartBlog on Education. Below is the full Q&A:

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Hampshire, Hawaii, and Idaho Receive $5.2 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Scho... 26 Aug 2013 | 07:56 pm

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that New Hampshire, Hawaii, and Idaho will receive approximately $5.2 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest achi...

America’s Kids Need a Better Education Law 26 Aug 2013 | 06:45 pm

This op-ed originally appeared in August 25 edition of The Washington Post.

Making College Affordable for Every American 23 Aug 2013 | 12:44 am

I’m thrilled today that President Obama is moving forward with an ambitious new plan to make college more affordable for every American. We know that higher education is more important than ever, but ...

Join a Conversation with Education Secretary Duncan and Sal Khan 22 Aug 2013 | 11:24 pm

Cross-posted from the White House Blog.

Education and Justice Departments Announce New Research Showing Prison Education Reduces Recidivism, Saves Money, Improves Employment 22 Aug 2013 | 07:46 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced research findings showing that, on average, inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 perce...

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Pennsylvania 21 Aug 2013 | 12:18 am

The Obama Administration today approved the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and ca...

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