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U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Recipients of the 2021 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona today announced the recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership for 2021. Eight school leaders from the 2021 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal […]

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U.S. Department of Education Releases New Resource on Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health during COVID-19 Era

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health to provide information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and the social and emotional well-being among children and students. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. […]

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U.S. Department of Education Increases Servicer Performance, Transparency, and Accountability Before Loan Payments Restart

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced stronger standards for performance, transparency, and accountability for its student loan servicers aimed at protecting borrowers. Six loan servicing companies – Great Lakes, HESC/Edfinancial, MOHELA, Navient, Nelnet, and OSLA Servicing – will be held to these higher standards starting early next year. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Guam’s Implementation Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) American Rescue Plan Outlying Areas State Educational Agency implementation plan. GDOE’s plan details how American Rescue Plan funds will be used to sustain the safe operation of schools and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Virginia’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining More Than $704 Million to State

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Virginia’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Virginia’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation […]

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Education, Justice Departments Issue Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm During COVID-19 Era

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In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a fact sheet to support students with mental health disabilities, their families, and their schools in the era of COVID-19. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted […]

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U.S. Department of Education to Establish an Enforcement Office Within Federal Student Aid

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the establishment of an Office of Enforcement within Federal Student Aid, reporting directly to the chief operating officer. The Office of Enforcement will strengthen oversight of and enforcement actions against postsecondary schools that participate in the federal student loan, grant, and work-study programs. Today’s action restores an office […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Wyoming’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $101 Million to State

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Wyoming’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Wyoming’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Missouri’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $654 Million to State

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Missouri’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Missouri’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation […]

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Secretary Cardona Statement on Confirmation of Education Department Officials Brown, Rodriguez and Graham

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement on the Senate confirmations of Lisa Brown, Roberto Rodríguez, and Gwen Graham: “With these confirmations the Biden Administration and the American people gain three more dedicated and distinguished public service professionals. Together, they will help to advance the Department’s legal and policy efforts and […]

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Oral Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education On School Reopening During COVID-19: Supporting Students, Educators, and Families

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Good morning, Chair Murray and Ranking Member Burr. I’m honored to be alongside my colleague and friend, Secretary Becerra, speaking about the critical work of safely reopening our nation’s schools for in-person learning. President Biden made clear on this Administration’s first day that getting all students safely into the classroom is a top priority. That […]

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Statement from Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Rich Cordray Regarding Loan Servicers

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“Federal Student Aid has been monitoring the contract negotiations between Navient and Maximus for some time and now is considering a formal proposal for Maximus to assume Navient’s contract with FSA to service Department-held student loans. This substitution, called a “novation,” by law requires FSA approval. FSA is reviewing documents and other information from Navient […]

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U.S. Department of Education Awards Project SAFE Funds to Florida School District Following State-Imposed Penalty for Implementing COVID-19 Safety Measures

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the School Board of Alachua County $147,719 in funding under the new Project to Support America’s Families and Educators (Project SAFE) grant program. This is the first award under Project SAFE, and funding will support the Florida school district’s efforts to protect students as they return to safe, […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Awards to Showcase Commitment to Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) announced it is on track to award more than 5,100 grants, totaling around $2.6 billion dollars, to new and existing grantees by September 30, 2021. Grants provided by the Department under these programs will directly serve more than 1.3 million students and millions […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $40 Million to New Cohort of Promise Neighborhoods Grantees

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The U.S. Department of Education today awarded over $40 million to the newest cohort of Promise Neighborhoods grantees across seven states. This announcement comes as U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona continues the Department’s “Return to School Road Trip” in Indiana today. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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Secretary Cardona Congratulates 2021 President’s Education Awards Program Recipients

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today congratulated the 2021 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 1.85 million elementary, middle, and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments. The students come from more than 18,750 public, private, and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and American […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces New Actions to Improve Educational Outcomes for Students In Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona met with Puerto Rico Interim Secretary of Education Eliezer Ramos to discuss new actions to improve educational outcomes for students. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Return-to-School Road Trip to Spotlight Safe Return to In-Person Learning

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On Monday, Sept. 20, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will launch the “Return to School Road Trip,” a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning. Throughout the tour, Secretary Cardona, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, and local school leaders will join students, parents, educators, and school communities for events that […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Maine’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $137 Million to State

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Maine’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Maine’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Program to Provide Funding to School Districts Being Penalized for Implementing COVID Safety Measures

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such […]

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New Resource Details Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Impact of Lost Instructional Time by Using American Rescue Plan Funding

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Students across the country continue to return to in-person learning after more than a year of varied access to the educational opportunities they need to succeed. For example, some estimates show that 3 million students have either been consistently absent from or have not been actively participating in remote learning since the beginning of the […]

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Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Minnesota’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $441 Million to State

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Minnesota’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Minnesota’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Louisiana’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $870 Million to State

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On Friday, Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Louisiana’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Louisiana’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain […]

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U.S. Department of Education Approves Alaska’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $119 Million to State

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On Friday, Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of Alaska’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Alaska’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain […]

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Extended Closed School Discharge Will Provide 115K Borrowers from ITT Technical Institute More Than $1.1B in Loan Forgiveness

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will make $1.1 billion in closed school discharges available to an additional 115,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute (ITT). This decision is based on a new review of the problems leading up to ITT’s closure. These borrowers did not complete their degree or credential and […]

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“The Art of Gathering” taught me how to make the most out of group hangouts after a year and a half of missing them

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  Summary List Placement Like many people, staying at home more during the pandemic made me realize some important things about myself. First, that I thrive from a slower-paced, quieter lifestyle, and second, that I crave more meaningful connections when I do hang out with other people. But as vaccines rolled out and more face-to-face […]

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Almost 1 million people have taken this short LinkedIn course on public speaking. I took it and it made me a much more confident presenter.

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  Summary List Placement As someone who speaks and presents a lot in meetings as a freelancer, I often find myself feeling nervous or shaky when speaking publicly.  One online class aims to unlock the secrets behind communicating, so you can speak naturally, manage your facial expressions, and sound confident. With over 900,000 enrollments so […]

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Gift registries aren’t just for weddings and babies anymore — college students are using them to outfit their dorms

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Summary List Placement Gift registries, once reserved for expecting parents or soon-to-be newlyweds, are becoming mainstream for another subset of people embarking on a major life change: incoming college freshman.  Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, two of the retailers perhaps best-known for stocking dorm rooms, both offer the option to create a shareable list […]

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New Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year.   details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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The 24 best business books, according to Goodreads members

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  Summary List Placement Business books are nonfiction reads about anything from management philosophies to financial tactics that can be useful for aspiring entrepreneurs or business leaders.  On Goodreads, members rate and review their favorite books but also get to vote on their genres, which means some influential financial or psychology reads are also tagged […]

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Entrepreneur Tyra Myricks shares 6 rules from the book ‘The 48 Laws of Power’ that have helped her achieve a 7-figure income

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  Summary List Placement When you think of side hustle success stories, you should picture Tyra Myricks. Myricks, daughter of legendary DJ Jam Master Jay from the group Run-D.M.C, is 28 years old and makes about seven figures annually. For her day job, Myricks is the director of design, merchandising, and development for Drake’s OVO […]

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Florida’s education department warns school districts: Follow DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates within 48 hours or get fined

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Summary List Placement The Florida Department of Education said Friday that it will fine school districts that don’t comply with Governor DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates within 48 hours.  Both Broward and Alachua counties imposed a mask mandate for their schools, in defiance of the governor’s ban. The state is giving both counties 48 hours […]

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U.S. Department of Education Grants Interest Rate Benefit to More Than 47,000 Service Members

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has retroactively waived interest on loans held by more than 47,000 current and former active-duty service members. This action was made possible by a data-matching agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that substantially improves access to a student […]

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Update on the Free Inquiry Rule

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By Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Secretary for Office of Postsecondary Education, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs  Protecting First Amendment freedoms on public university and college campuses is essential. Whether it is having the freedom to debate the issues of the day, to gather for expressive purposes, or to engage in protected religious […]