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+U.S. Department of Education News
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Boy Scouts of America's Decision to No Longer Deny Membership to Youth on the Basis of Sexual Orientation May 24, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the Boy Scouts of America's decision to no longer deny membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone:
U.S. Education Department Awards $1.3 Million Grant to Newtown, Conn., to Further Support Recovery Efforts May 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding more than $1.3 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December 2012.
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America's servicemen and servicewomen will now have more information about their federal education loans, special benefits available to them, and their repayment options with the release of a new brochure announced today.
Statement from Secretary Duncan on Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling on July 1 May 22, 2013
Our priority is to ensure that Congress doesn't allow federal student loan interest rates to double on July 1.
+What Works Clearinghouse
Condition of Education 2013 May 23, 2013
The Condition of Education 2013 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education, in addition to Spotlights that look more closely at 4 issues of current interest. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available.
Today's Baccalaureate: The Fields and Courses That 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients Studied May 22, 2013
This set of Web Tables uses data from the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS) and the 2008/09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09) to provide estimates on the broad fields and specific courses baccalaureate degree holders pursue. The tables first present students’ participation in 37 different fields by sex, race/ethnicity, age, first postsecondary institution sector, bachelor’s degree institution sector, and major. The tables then show the courses most commonly taken by bachelor’s degree recipients at large, bachelor’s degree recipients who began in 2-year colleges, and bachelor’s degree recipients who pursue specific majors. The final two tables report the five STEM courses in which non-STEM majors most frequently earned credits, and the five non-STEM courses in which STEM majors most frequently earned credits.
IES Newsletter now available featuring research highlights, upcoming events, and new resources May 22, 2013
The May 2013 issue of the IES Newsletter features articles about the use of technology in research projects, a REL-public television partnership to disseminate research findings, results from the NAEP Economics Report Card, research and journal awards to NCSER grantees, NCEE collaborates with Department of Education program offices on large-scale evaluations, new Fast Facts from NCES, research funding opportunities, upcoming events, and other items.
Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2011-12: First Look (Preliminary Data) May 20, 2013
This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2012 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2012-13 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2011-12 academic year.
This 2012 randomized controlled trial examined the effects of the New York School Choice Scholarships Foundation Program on the college enrollment outcomes of 2,600 first- to fifth-grade New York City public school students. The voucher program provided private school vouchers to public school students from low-income families. This is a well-implemented study, and the research meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
+New York Times - Education
B.Y.U.’s animation program is not your typical film school. And that’s why its graduates actually get jobs.
Exercise and Academic Performance May 24, 2013
Physical activity should be a core educational concern, not a dispensable option.
Since May 8, students have used the room to spread word about their rebellion against charging undergraduate tuition, eat catered meals and entertain visits from activists.
Mr. Lemon was a civil rights activist whose objection to a 1968 Pennsylvania law gave rise to a watershed 1971 Supreme Court decision.
+Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Still Receives Friend of Education Award May 15, 2013
State to Expand Pathways to Prosperity Project May 14, 2013