2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) announced today the names of 44 students from 34 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's...

Suns Out, Funs Out! Summer Safety Tips for 2019 – ED.gov Blog

It’s finally here…the end of the school year! The summer provides many opportunities to go outside and be active in the sunshine. However, be sure to keep in mind these simple safety guidelines which can help ensure that children spend more time visiting the local...

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Treasury Department Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released final regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits: "America's families need more education freedom, not less. This...

Parent Like a Pro: Slowing the Summer Slide – ED.gov Blog

Learning doesn’t have to fall by the wayside just because school is out. Use these five parent pro tips to keep your child learning and having fun over the summer months. 1.) “Summer”ize your Summer Activities After completing a fun activity with your child this...

Secretary DeVos Advances Higher Education Reform Forged by Historic Consensus

Comprehensive rewrite of federal regulations which seek to promote innovation, protect students, and reduce regulatory burden, are now open for public comment WASHINGTON—As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of...

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout – Education Next

About a week ago, the Washington Post published a stinging essay on the problems with excessive paperwork in medicine. A study of 7,000 physicians found that half showed symptoms of burnout, with surveys consistently showing that doctors who spend too little time on...

Secretary DeVos Congratulates 2019 President’s Education Awards Program Recipients

Nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle and high school graduates at more than 25,000 schools recognized U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2019 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 2.25 million...

PLUS Loan Basics for Parents – ED.gov Blog

Your child is going to college or career school—that’s great! But you may have questions about how to pay for it. If your child hasn’t completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), ask your child to complete it today. Completing and submitting the...

7 Tips to Help Parents Make Summer Reading Fun  – ED.gov Blog

When you hear the words “summer slide,” what images pop into your mind? A park slide? A water slide? Sunshine and summer fun? Wrong.  The “summer slide” has nothing to do with a fun summer pastime. Instead, it’s a term used to describe the tendency for students to...

The Only Way Out is Through- Anxiety in the Classroom

On any given day I may receive a phone call from a teacher to check in with one of my students. It may be a student who frequently complains of stomach aches or got angry and yelled about an unexpected schedule change. It could be a student that has isolated herself...

Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Expand College Scorecard, Provide Meaningful Information to Students on Education Options and Outcomes

WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today major improvements to the College Scorecard, a tool launched by the U.S. Department of Education to help students make informed decisions about their education options after high school. The tool now...

The Disruptive Playbook for Bootcamps to Upend Higher Education – Education Next

Will bootcamps and other last-mile providers disrupt higher education? Ryan Craig, an investor and writer thinks so. His most recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, makes a compelling case that the disruption is already underway. As the person...

Can We Design Student Loan Forgiveness to Target Low-Income Families? – Education Next

Proposals to make college free and forgive student debt have been criticized for disproportionately delivering benefits to high-income families. This pattern is difficult to reverse because students from high-income families are more likely to attain higher levels of...

In the News: Cal State Remedial Education Reforms Help Thousands More Students Pass College-Level Math Classes – by Education Next

After the Cal State system eliminated non-credit, remedial math classes and replaced them with credit-bearing, college-level courses, nearly 7800 students passed the higher-level math classes.

Protecting College Students from Uncomfortable Ideas – by Mark Bauerlein

A review of “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

In the News: Another Small College Will Close – by Education Next

Many higher-education experts are concerned about the future of small private colleges in America, which face dwindling enrollment and mounting deficits.