Principals! It’s time, once again, to nominate students for the President’s Education Awards Program!
We’ve got four great reasons as to why you should nominate students in your school.
King/Drew Magnet High School isn’t just preparing its students for graduation; it’s preparing them for life.
The school may be located in one of the most disadvantaged parts of Los Angeles, California, but its students are reaching for the highest levels in education – and they are succeeding. Students at King/Drew not only gradate in high numbers, fully 90% of those who graduate go on to attend college, including many of the country’s top schools, and they receive millions of dollars in merit-based scholarships and university grants.
On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Edwin M. Stanton Elementary in Philadelphia to highlight the need to support teachers and students by investing in our nation’s schools.
March is National Disability Awareness Month, a month dedicated to promoting awareness of the strengths and achievements of Americans with disabilities. Today, many people with disabilities are living and working in the community and pursuing higher education. Yet, even now folks with significant disabilities often face additional barriers when trying to find jobs.
Cross-posted from The White House Blog.
Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your 12th annual legislative conference.
Throughout its history, the Urban League has stood for meaningful action that helps not just communities of color, but also the entire country in our ongoing effort to create a more just and equal society. So I want to thank you for your work. And I want to say that I share your sense of urgency, as does my entire team.
New data out today show some positive signs in ensuring every student has the opportunity to succeed, no matter their zip code.
Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, the graduation rates for American Indian, black, and Hispanic students increased by nearly four percentage points over two years, outpacing the growth for all students. This also shows that the gap between minority and white students is closing.
Thousands of students with visual or hearing disabilities can now access free, video-on-demand children’s television programming.
Graduation rates for black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing the growth for all students in the nation, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
What’s more, the gap between white students and black and Hispanic students receiving high school diplomas narrowed over that time, the data show.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.
Cross-posted from the White House Blog.
In this week’s address, President Obama laid out his vision for quality, affordable higher education for all Americans.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered the remarks below on a press call with National Urban League President Marc Morial about the importance of ensuring equity in education as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
It’s that time of the year again … time to think about celebrating Pi Day!
March 14 – (3/14) – has become an unofficial holiday dedicated to the rather unique irrational number that can be calculated to over a trillion digits beyond its decimal point.
A lot can be said about Pi Day, but did you know this year’s Pi Day is especially exclusive?
On 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m., the calendar date and time will match up numerically with the first 10 digits of Pi: 3.141592653.
As a senior in high school, I felt as if I was the only one not excited about graduation because I had been denied acceptance to the universities for which I had applied. I had given up on having a glamorous college experience and had no idea what the future had in store for me and enrolled at a community college.
During my two years in community college, I reflected on career choices and my future as a whole, all the while using that time to boost my GPA. Once I figured out what I wanted to do, I applied to four-year universities and was accepted to the perfect school for me.
Cross-posted from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog.
Cross-posted from the White House blog.
The single most important investment anyone can make in their future is to pursue higher education. But the one thing I often hear from families is that they are worried about the cost.