Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

This is a must-read if you are applying for scholarships and student loans. Received the following in my inbox today, and I believe it’s important enough to share with all college-bound students. The link to the blog site labeled “Learn what … Continue reading

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On Special Education: “Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated”

Here is the link to the topic that has truly upset me: Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated. And here’s my commentary. I have not been a fan of Arne Duncan … Continue reading

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New College Scorecard | ED.gov Blog

Today the College Scorecard was initiated by the U.S. Department of Education.  The intent is to give students and parents a tool for deciding on colleges through an interactive tool that allows exploration of various educational options, including costs, graduation … Continue reading

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Seminar: Using Data: Improvement Planning at the School and District Level to Improve Achievement

Here is some information just received this in a newsletter from the U.S. Department of Education.    This webinar may be of particular interest to researchers and education leadership.  It is sponsored by WestEd, which usually has very high quality … Continue reading

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Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog

Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog. Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working Posted on February 7, 2013 by Cameron Brenchley Secretary Arne Duncan testified on Capitol Hill Thursday during a hearing on ESEA flexibility. Official Department … Continue reading

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#AskFAFSA Office Hours: Back-To-School Edition | ED.gov Blog

College students, if you still have questions about FAFSA, take advantage of the new “office hours” presented by the U.S. Department of Education. Here’s a quote from the link below: If you’re anything like me, you probably have a lot … Continue reading

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Connected Educator Month: Game-Based Learning | ED.gov Blog

Game-based learning is not new. It is a tool that has been around for generations. Even back in the Stone Age–long before the advent of even the first classroom computer–my education courses stressed the idea of including games as part … Continue reading

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Online Interactive Bullying Discussion from US Dept of Education

  An announcement for a live interactive discussion on bullying, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, was in my inbox today. Coming to you Live from Washington, D.C…the Bullying Prevention Summit! …[L]eaders of non-profit and corporate organizations engaged in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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7 More NCLB Waivers Approved by Obama Adminstration

  New to my inbox this afternoon is this announcement: Obama Administration Approves Seven More NCLB Flexibility Requests – 32 States and DC Now Approved for Waivers 07/19/2012 09:11 AM EDT The Obama administration today approved seven more requests for … Continue reading

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