All New StudentAid.gov

From this morning’s inbox:

Weekly Update: All New StudentAid.gov

ED is pleased to announce a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college.

The new website, StudentAid.gov, along with the Financial Awareness Counseling Tool that launched last week, serves as the Department’s response to President Obama’s June 7 directive to enhance online and mobile resources for loan repayment options and debt management.

ED’s Mailbag:

Secretary Duncan recently sat down to answer questions he received from social media, emails and letters. In this edition, Arne addresses questions on standardized testing and accountability for parents.

Weekly Highlight:

  • The Obama Administration announced a plan to create a new, national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Master Teacher Corps composed of some of the nation’s finest educators in STEM subjects. Read more.
  • Secretary Duncan blogs about an incredible year working with some of the nation’s best teachers, after the 2011-2012 Teaching Ambassador Fellows returned to their work in classrooms and school districts across the country. Read more.

Quick Reads:

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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