Drop in Dropout Factories

Pause Rotator
Link to Dropout speech
The number of high school dropout factories in the U.S. fell from about 2,000 to 1,750 high schools from 2002 to 2008, Secretary Duncan said at the release of America's Promise Alliance Report.

Turnaround Funds Going to High Schools

Pause Rotator
Link to Turnaround Funds Going to High Schools press release
As a result of new rules, high schools are receiving the highest percentage of School Improvement Grants, which support implementation of school turnaround models.

College Completion, Not Just Access

Pause Rotator
Link to Tony Miller's Student Aid and College Completion speech
Completing college, not just access to college, must be our goal for student aid, Deputy Secretary Tony Miller said at the Federal Student Aid conference.

Support for Teachers

Pause Rotator
Link to Teacher support blog post
“As a country we have to dramatically improve respect and admiration for teachers,” Secretary Duncan said in response to a question about teachers being undervalued in the U.S. Watch this video about the need to support teachers.
The BlogED.gov Blog Home PageED.gov Blog RSS FeedED.gov Blog Home Page
Wed, December 1, 7:11 PM

Secretary Duncan and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel visited a Prince George’s County school for a roundtable discussion on strategies for turning around low-performing schools.

Wed, December 1, 10:48 AM

Passing the DREAM Act will "strengthen our military, bolster our global economic competitiveness and increase our educational standing in the world," Secretary Duncan writes in The Hill.

Tue, November 30, 4:18 PM

What do parents and teachers want from each other? Read this summary. Join the discussion.

Tue, November 30, 12:25 PM

Teacher evaluation and student tests were among the themes at the annual conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Mon, November 29, 11:56 AM

Student school board members from 14 states asked questions and offered their views on education in a conference call with Secretary Duncan.

Features and News
Features SectionNews SectionMore News and Features
Secretary Arne Duncan answers your questions on the arts, bullying, Race to the Top, and more. Watch the videos.
A great education can help you achieve your dreams. You can do it. Here's how.
Learn about research-based practices for organizing instruction, teaching algebra, and more.
Recommendations on ways to organize instruction, use data, reduce behavior problems, help students struggling with reading and math, and address other common challenges.
Find lesson plans, primary documents, science animations, and more from dozens of federal agencies.

ED announced grants to higher education institutions that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander students.


Secretary Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the Nation's Report Card.


Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urged Congress to pass legislation to improve school meals.


Read about the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative, a partnership to energize economic development across a 13-state region.


Please let us know what you think of this news feed.