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Date Title Officials Location
May 15, 2015 New Data Show a Decline in School-based Bullying Arne Duncan Unknown
May 15, 2015 New Data Show a Decline in School-based Bullying Sylvia Mathews Burwell Unknown
May 12, 2015 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on 2015 Building a Grad Nation Report Arne Duncan Unknown
May 6, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on New Data Showing the Vast Majority of Schools Now Meet the Updated Meals Standards Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24.8 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants Arne Duncan Unknown
May 4, 2015 141 Students from Across the Country Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Arne Duncan Unknown
May 2, 2015 Weekly Address: Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Remarks by the President in Discovery Education Webinar with Middle School Students Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Remarks by the President Celebrating the 2015 National Teacher of the Year Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 U.S. Department of Education Announces $3 Million In Grants Available to Help Native Youth Arne Duncan Unknown
April 27, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Announces Rural Schools Payments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Remarks of Secretary Julián Castro American Planning Association National Planning Conference Julián Castro Seattle, WA
April 9, 2015 Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of Congress Passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Arne Duncan Unknown
April 9, 2015 Remarks at "Foro de Rectores de Las Americas" John Kerry Panama City, Panama
April 7, 2015 Remarks by Secretary Duncan at Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley Education Innovation Summit Arne Duncan Unknown
April 2, 2015 Blog: The Opportunity and Necessity for a New ESEA Arne Duncan Unknown
March 31, 2015 U.S. Department of Education Approves ESEA Flexibility Renewal for Five States through Expedited Decision Process Arne Duncan Unknown
March 26, 2015 Remarks by the President on Middle Class Economics Pres. Barack Obama Birmingham, AL
March 23, 2015 Remarks by the President at White House Science Fair Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Duncan at the National Urban League's Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Arne Duncan Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation Arne Duncan Unknown
March 16, 2015 Remarks by the President After Meeting with the Council of the Great City Schools Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Secretary Duncan's Remarks on Press Call Highlighting States Where Education Funding Shortchanges Low-Income, Minority Students Arne Duncan Unknown
March 9, 2015 USDA Announces Nationwide Expansion of Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 7, 2015 Weekly Address: Let Girls Learn Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 USDA Awards Grants to Support Schools Serving Healthier Meals and Snacks Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Good News for Parents: New Study Shows Kids Eating More Healthy Food at School, Throwing Less Food Away Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request Arne Duncan Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Launch of the "Let Girls Learn" Initiative Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2015 New Data Show House Republican Bill Would Allow Billions in Cuts for Largest School Districts Serving High Populations of Black and Hispanic Students Arne Duncan Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2015 Blog: Highlighting Success in Delaware Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 14, 2015 Weekly Address: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot Pres. Barack Obama Palo Alto, CA
Feb. 12, 2015 Blog: Get Your Schools Up to Speed Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 12, 2015 Blog: It's Past Time to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind: Addressing America's Teachers and Principals Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 12, 2015 U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record High Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Secretary Duncan's Statement on Legislation Concerning No Child Left Behind Approved by U.S. House of Representatives Committee Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 10, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Increase in Number of Students Eating Healthy Breakfast at School Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2015 Blog: In Ferguson -- and All of Our Communities -- Education Can Be the Great Equalizer Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 3, 2015 Secretary Duncan's Statement on New Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Concerning No Child Left Behind Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 2, 2015 President Obama's 2016 Budget Seeks to Expand Educational Opportunity for All Students Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 30, 2015 Secretary Duncan Issues Statement on the Council of the Great City Schools Report on Progress Under School Improvement Grants Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 14, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Elementary and Secondary Education Act proposal from Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander: Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 14, 2015 Remarks by the President on Promoting Community Broadband Pres. Barack Obama Cedar Falls, IA
Jan. 12, 2015 Remarks by the President at the Federal Trade Commission Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2015 America's Educational Crossroads: Making the Right Choice for Our Children's Future Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 12, 2015 U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls for Strong Education Law That Protects All Students, Ensures High-Quality Preschool, Supports Bold State and Local Innovation Arne Duncan Unknown
Dec. 8, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for Louisiana Arne Duncan Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Remarks by the President at the Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 USDA Announces New Support to Help Schools Purchase More Food from Local Farmers Thomas Vilsack Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 25, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Proposes Plan to Strengthen Teacher Preparation Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 21, 2014 Remarks by Secretary Duncan at National Assessment Governing Board Swearing-in Ceremony Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 20, 2014 Remarks by the President at National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation Award Ceremony Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Nov. 17, 2014 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC's E-Rate Proposal: Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 14, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for New Mexico Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 11, 2014 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates 340 Schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 7, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Request for New Jersey Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 4, 2014 Leadership by Principle: How Rural Values Contribute to Success in the Classroom Arne Duncan Columbus, OH
Oct. 28, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of South Orange-Maplewood, N.J., School District Civil Rights Investigation Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 19, 2014 President Barack Obama Attends Early Vote Rally for Brown-Ulman Team in Prince George's County Pres. Barack Obama Upper Marlboro, MD
Oct. 17, 2014 Washington Post - Standardized Tests Must Measure Up Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 9, 2014 Remarks by the President in a Town Hall on Innovation Pres. Barack Obama Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 9, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Six States Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 8, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards $39.7 Million in Grants to Expand High Quality Charter Schools Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 8, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to 34 Organizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education Arne Duncan Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2014 Remarks by the President at DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Oct. 6, 2014 31 Organizations Pledge Support for Teach to Lead Boston, Denver and Louisville Selected as Sites for First "Teacher Leader Summits" Arne Duncan Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2014 Prepared remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Joplin High School and the Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, Missouri Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 2, 2014 Remarks by the President on the Economy -- Northwestern University Pres. Barack Obama Evanston, IL
Oct. 2, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Invests Nearly $96 Million to Ensure All Students Have Same Opportunities to Learn, Achieve and Succeed Arne Duncan Unknown
Oct. 2, 2014 Blog: Farm to School Programs Create New Opportunities for Farmers Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 1, 2014 Increasing Educational Opportunity Through Equity Arne Duncan Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards 12 New Grants Totaling More Than $20 Million to Train, Support and Retain Leaders of Turnaround Efforts in the Lowest-Performing Schools Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 25, 2014 24 New Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Totaling More Than $35 Million Awarded to Recruit, Train and Support More Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teachers Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 24, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards $3.9 Million to Partnerships to Support Underrepresented Students in Gifted and Talented Programs Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 23, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students Safe Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 11, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $14.7 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 5, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for the District of Columbia and Tennessee Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 3, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.4 Million in Grants to Connecticut's Newtown Public School District to Further Support Recovery Efforts Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 1, 2014 Remarks by the President at Milwaukee Laborfest Pres. Barack Obama Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 28, 2014 Blog: Announcing Commit to Lead Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 28, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Indiana and Kansas Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 28, 2014 New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve Education Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 27, 2014 U.S. Department of Education Announces "Partners in Progress" Back-to-School Bus Tour to the South Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 22, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Extension Requests for Ohio and Michigan Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 21, 2014 Blog: A Back-to-School Conversation with Teachers and School Leaders Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 14, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 12, 2014 Education Department Awards 40 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 4, 2014 Blog: My Top Advisers: Principals and Teachers Arne Duncan Unknown
July 31, 2014 Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Requests for Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina Arne Duncan Washington, DC
July 30, 2014 Remarks by the President on the Economy Pres. Barack Obama Kansas City, MO
July 25, 2014 Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students Arne Duncan Washington, DC
July 24, 2014 Remarks by the President on the Economy Pres. Barack Obama Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2014 Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Seattle, WA
July 22, 2014 Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Announces Second Annual Best Practices Tour Arne Duncan Washington, DC
July 11, 2014 Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the FCC's Vote to Modernize the E-Rate Program Arne Duncan Unknown
July 10, 2014 Secretary Duncan Announces Recipients of 2014 President's Education Awards Program Arne Duncan Unknown
July 10, 2014 Achieving the Extraordinary Through Strong Business-Education Partnerships Arne Duncan Unknown
July 9, 2014 Remarks by the President at DSCC Lunch -- Denver, CO Pres. Barack Obama Denver, CO
July 7, 2014 New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators Arne Duncan Unknown
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