Nine Ways Technology Can Boost STEM Learning – ED.gov Blog

Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities...

EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America – Education Next

By Education Next 10/16/2019 Print | NO PDF Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, which details how...

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College? – Education Next

By Education Next 10/15/2019 Print | NO PDF Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book “Choosing College,” co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions...

Secretary DeVos Issues Updates on Equitable Services for Private School Students under ESSA

WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released updates today to clarify existing statutory obligations of local education agencies (LEAs) to provide equitable educational services to eligible private school students, their teachers, and their families...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Initiative to Support Opening and Expanding Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new initiative to promote the creation and expansion of high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones across the United States. Currently, more than 70% of Opportunity Zones do not have...

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Awards to Address School Safety and Improve Access to Mental Health Services

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $71.6 million in new funding to enhance safety in schools and improve student access to mental health resources. The U.S. Department of Education made the awards under four grant programs, which...

How Teach for America Affects Beliefs about Education: Connecting Classroom Experience to Opinions on Education Reform – Education Next

At Creekside High School in Atlanta, Teach for America corps member Jasmine Fountain teaches 9th grade geography and black history. “Lead a life of impact . . . change starts with you.” These are the pitches to aspiring corps members of Teach for America, the...

In the News: The College of New Rochelle Is For Sale — and Comes With a Castle – Education Next

By Education Next 10/07/2019 Print | NO PDF The 15.6-acre campus of the College of New Rochelle in New York will be auctioned off on November 21, the New York Post reports. The school filed for bankruptcy protection last month. In the Fall 2018 issue of Education...

Nominations Open for Inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the call for nominations for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award. This award was established on May 2, 2019, by the President's Executive Order on America's Cybersecurity Workforce. The...

Nominations Open for Inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award – ED.gov Blog

Each October, we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and highlight the importance of cybersecurity. This year, we’re celebrating in a new way with the announcement of the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award – with nominations opening today....

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces More than $20 Million in New Grant Awards for Innovative Teacher Prep

Washington — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos awarded more than $20 million in new funding to support innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective and new teachers to serve students in high-need schools. Under the Teacher Quality...

Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – Education Next

Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 35 countries. Amir previously worked at Square, founding the Square Payroll product, and before...

Department of Education Awards Grants to Modernize Workforce Training

WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the recipients of the Innovation & Modernization Grant, a Perkins V program that funds career and technical education (CTE). The I&M Grant is designed to test new ideas to help prepare students for...

Secretary DeVos Continues to Transform FAFSA Experience with New Mobile App Features, Enhanced Student Privacy Protections as 2020-21 Cycle Launches

WASHINGTON — In its continued efforts to modernize and improve the federal student aid process, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced today that it has added new features to the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and...

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone: A possible solution to the “Gaming the System” problem – Education Next

The first time she took the SAT, in December 2013, Savannah Treviño Casias got what she calls “a really low score”—1040 out of 1600. It put her squarely in the 50th percentile—not so good for someone aspiring to be a psychologist. At the time a junior at the Girls...

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 362 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. "We recognize and honor...