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Today marks the 47th anniversary of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, which was signed into law, Nov. 29, 1975.

Valerie C. Williams, director of the Office of Special Education Programs, shared her perspective of th...

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Family and Youth Services Bureau and  U.S. Department of Education are Partnering to Support   National Runaway Prevention Month     November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM). This public awareness campaign, led by the Natio...
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Dear Colleagues,

 

At https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/safe-supportive-schools/student-support-and-academic-enrichment-program/ (scroll down to bottom right side of page), please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ...

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Rules improve borrower defense, ensure borrowers get their day in court, and limit student loan interest capitalization 

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released final regulations that streamline and improve...

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Vice President Harris Details Action Plan Progress, Announces Nearly $1 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Clean School Buses 

Today, Vice President Harris will provide a six-month progress report on the...

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Rules on Accommodating Gender Identity Still in Limbo


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published a draft of regulations on Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and the definition of “sex.”  The definitions of “sex” and “sex...

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October 12, 2022 —Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) launched "YOU Belong in STEM," an initiative to galvanize the broad STEM education ecosystem to implement and scale equitable and high-quality STEM education for all you...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is releasing Notices Inviting Applications for two grant programs to increase access to mental health services for students and young people, totaling $280 million, that were funded thr...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

I am sharing the information below and ask that you share this with your districts and others in your state who may be interested. 

 

As America’s kids get back to school and continue to recover from the challenges of...

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September 13, 2022

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The last two years have had a profound impact on our students and schools. National data released earlier this month from the National Assessment of Educational Progress confirm this impact and sho...

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Our nation’s teachers prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders that are critical to our future. Yet for years, our education system has faced challenges in attracting, recruiting, and retaining qualified teachers – challenges that...

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Dear colleagues, 

 

I want to take a minute to share information about the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Below is a little information about this program, which provides support for hous...

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Aug 11, 2022

The Department of Education would like to invite you to a webinar on Thursday, September 1st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The purp...

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New guidance released today from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) helps public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to...

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Department Commemorates 50 Years of Protecting and Advancing the Rights of All Students 

 

Today, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX – the landmark civil rights law that has opened doors for generations of women and girl...

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In a “dear colleague” letter released last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said that it has decided to change the data source it uses to calculate State allocations for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) under the Elementary an...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a fact sheet Thursday on “Sustaining Investments in Teachers Beyond the American Rescue Plan” in conjunction with public remarks from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at a New York college...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a final rule on Maintenance of Equity (MOEquity) in Tuesday’s Federal Register.  The document does not make significant changes to the draft that was originally issued in January but attempts ...

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The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) announces the launch of “Family Engagement Core Competencies: A Body of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Family-Facing Professionals.” The purpose of this...

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Department of Justice Partnership Creates the Young Adult Diversion Framework

 

In 2017, the Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, funded a three-year technical assistance initiative to help 1...

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today issued the following statement in response to the tragic events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:

 

“My heart is aching for all the families in Uvalde, Texas who are living throug...

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WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

– Human Trafficking Webinar Series –

Emerging from Trafficking: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Survivors

A national webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Education

Wednesday May 25, 2022

3:00 – 4:15 P.M. Eas...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education will host a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, From Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges, and communities can take to suppor...

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We're celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at the U.S. Department of Education. Today, Secretary Cardona wrote this piece for USA TODAY...

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As a high school student in Connecticut, I always looked forward to art class with Linda Ranso...

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona testified in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies regarding the Biden administration’s request for fiscal year (FY) 2023 fu...

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Save-The-Date

- Lessons from the Field Webinar Series -

AmeriCorps + High Impact Tutoring = Student Success

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

 

Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student...

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Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports 

 

Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investm...

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The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators submitted the below letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, commenting on the provided draft guidance for Equitable Services cov...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education released its inaugural equity action plan as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's continued commitment to advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal gov...

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The proposed EDFacts Information Collection package for SY 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25 is now available for 30-day review and public comment. The announcement is on the Federal Register at: FederalRegister.gov. The package may be accessed...

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Please join us for the next U.S. Department of Education STEM Webinar:

Learning with NASA is Out of this World

April 26, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a long hist...

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From the Director

 

Message from OSEP Director, Ms. Valerie C. Williams

 

Dear Friends,

 

March was an upside-down month in Washington.  It came in like a lamb with warm temperatures and hopes for an early spring and is leaving like a...

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On March 28, President Biden submitted to Congress his budget request for Fiscal Year 2023.  The budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress the country has made over the last year and deliver on the agenda he laid out in h...

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The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President's Budget for fiscal year 2023. The President's Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the ag...

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will issue a nationwide call to action for states, higher education leaders, and schools to tap federal resources and work together to address the teacher shortage and aid student recovery. ...

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The U.S. Department of Education will hold a briefing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request on Monday, March 28, starting at 3:00 p.m. in the Department Auditorium (400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20202). Reservation...

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Today, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote a letter to educators and parents regarding new Centers for Disease Control recommendations and the recommendations’ impact on children with disabilities. This letter addresses the needs of st...

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Feb 28, 2022

Eight States and a U.S. territory have submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to waive the requirement attached to federal stimulus funding that States maintain funding for higher education as a condition of receiving t...

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OSEP Update

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Let it Snow!

February 2022
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February 2022
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February 2022, Volume 3, Issue 5

U.S. Department of Education (Department)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

Table of...

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Date: Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 2:57 PM
Subject: Resources Addressing Staff Shortages       Dear Colleagues,

 

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting districts and schools across this country in addressing teacher and staff short...

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Date: Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 2:57 PM
Subject: Resources Addressing Staff Shortages       Dear Colleagues,

 

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting districts and schools across this country in addressing teacher and staff short...

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The Connector

December 2021

Updates from the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

Black His...

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U.S Department of Education, National Comprehensive Center Release Latest Tool to Support Effective Use of American Rescue Plan Funds   01/28/2022 12:03 PM EST
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and its technical assista...
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Jan 27, 2022
Secretary Cardona Lays Out Vision for Education in America 01/27/2022 10:46 AM EST

 

In a major address at the Department of Education, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona laid out his vision for continued recovery through the pan...
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U.S. Department of Education Solicits Public Comments on the Project Prevent Grant Program

The Department issues notice of proposed priorit...

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2021 Annual Report to Congress on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

OSERS released the 43rd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2021. The ...

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Distribution of All American Rescue Plan ESSER Funds and Approval of All 52 State Education Agency Plans

  JANUARY 18, 2022   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, ...
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Jan 14, 2022

ED Updates Guidance on Missing School Lunch Data

The U.S. Department of Education updated guidance this week regarding how districts should calculate indicators which require data on the number of low-income students in a school or distric...

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Happy New Year!

January 2022

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January 12, 2022       This morning, the Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions to increase COVID-19 testing in schools.  The White House, ED, and CDC will host a call with stakeholders on Thursday, January 13, from 2 to 2:30...
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Department aims to scale the program to impact more children and families as communities respond to the pandemic.

 

JANUARY 11, 2022   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov ...
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January 2022, Volume 3, Issue 4

U.S. Department of Education (Department)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

Table of ...

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Dec 23, 2021

DEC 17, 2021

 

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

I am pleased to share the Draft Frequently Asked Questions: Impact of COVID-19 on 2021-2022 Accountability Systems Required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The pur...

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DECEMBER 21, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov  

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2022 application for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers program,...

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DECEMBER 13, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov      

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced $182 million in new grant awards to 30 school districts, ...

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Dec 11, 2021

DECEMBER 10, 2021

  Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov  

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon issued the following statement today after t...

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Happy Holidays, Far and Wide!

December 2021

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Dec 07, 2021

Save-The-Date

- Lessons from the Field Webinar Series -

Addressing Student Behavioral Needs & Supporting Their Mental Health

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM ET

 

Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrato...

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Dec 06, 2021

December 2021, Volume 3, Issue 3

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

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IDEA46 | Transcending Barriers, Past and Present

By Katherine (Katy) Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilit...

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Nov 23, 2021

U.S. Department of Education Announces $20 Million in American Rescue Plan Grants to Promote American Indian Resilience in Education for Native Communities During Pandemic

  NOVEMBER 23, 2021   Contact:   P...
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November 19, 2021

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

I want to share the email below with you, which was sent to your state’s EDFacts coordinator earlier this week. Details about the next EDFacts information collection (for the 2022-2023, 2023-202...

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Nov 18, 2021

U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Solicits Public Input on Civil Rights Data Collection for 2021-22 School Year

  NOVEMBER 18, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.g...
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Interagency Efforts Will Align Federal Language Preservation Programs to Ensure the Viability of Native Languages

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov  ...
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Nov 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its oversight plan for fiscal year 2022 for COVID-19 stimulus funds.  The work will include both audit and investigation activities and will review ac...

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Nov 14, 2021

October 27, 2021

 

U.S. Department of Education
Attn: Britt Jung
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Room 3W113
Washington, DC 20202

 

Dear Ms. Jung,

The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) appreciates the opportunity t...

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OSEP Update

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November 2021

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November 2021, Volume 3, Issue 2

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

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From: ED Stakeholder <EDStakeHolder@ed.gov>
Date: Wed, Oct 27, 2021, at 8:47 PM
Subject: School Ambassador Fellows Program Is NOW OPEN!



Dear Colleague:

 

We are pleased to announce that the application window for the 2022-2023 cohort o...

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October 26, 2021

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

By now, your State educational agency should have received information from the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) regarding the upcoming Natio...

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Oct 21, 2021

Dear Colleague,

 

The U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury invite you to an upcoming two-part webinar series – “Using American Rescue Plan Funds and Other Federal Supports to Address State and Local Teacher and School Staff Labor Sh...

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Oct 12, 2021

October 7, 2021

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know about some upcoming activities related to bullying prevention later this month. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and networks.

 

  1. On October 26, 2021, at ...
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OSEP Update

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October 2021

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The Connector

September 2021

Updates From the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Hispani...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 21, 2021
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

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

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You're Invited
Please join us for the next U.S. Department of Education STEM Webinar:
Data Literacy
October 15, 2021         2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Register HERE.

See below and the attached flyer for more details. Feel free to share.

“Bi...

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Sep 14, 2021

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

  SEPTEMBER 14, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov       ...
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September 2021, Volume 2, Issue 11

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

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AUGUST 31, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov      

Students across the country continue to return to in-person learning after more than a year of varied access to the educational opport...

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New Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst...

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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2021-22 School Year

  AUGUST 13, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov   ...
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Aug 10, 2021

 

 

 

As part of this week’s Back to School activities, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education invites you to join our final virtual session of the Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative this Thursday, August 12th from 3:...

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From: ED Stakeholder <EDStakeHolder@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Subject: 

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August 2021, Volume 2, Issue 10

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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FOR RELEASE: 
August 2, 2021 

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
July 28, 2021  

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Department of Education Releases $600 ...

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Jul 27, 2021

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 2:19 PM EDT

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

As we wind down summer, the Department is planning some exciting Back to School activities for the week of August 9th.  We hope you can join us for some or all of these unique opport...

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on CDC Guidance

07/27/2021 04:11 PM EDT
"Students are provided the best opportunity to learn and thrive when learning in person. We know the best way to safely do this is to ge...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2021

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

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Jul 26, 2021

Save-The-Date

- Lessons from the Field Webinar Series -

Returning to School: Strategies for Supporting Staff

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM ET

 

Attention: State and District Leaders, Faculty, Staff, Educators, Paren...

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APPROVED STATE PLANS

This week, the Department announced approval of seven American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund state plans -- ArkansasMassachusettsRhode IslandSouth DakotaTexasUtah, a...

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OSEP's July 2021 UpdateCourchaine, Tara shared a file with you Dear Larry, Gregg, Dan and Diana, We are preparing for the briefing with Kat

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Dear colleagues,

I want to share the email below and the information attached that was sent to chief state school officers on Friday, July 2.

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

 

 

From: Hone...

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U.S. Department of Education Invites States and School Districts to Apply for Additional $600 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Students Experiencing Homelessness

  JULY 6, 2021   Contact:   Press O...
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Department of Education Implements TEACH Grant Program Changes to Benefit Teachers and Students

  American Families Plan would double TEACH Grant Amount and make additional program enhancements   JULY 1, ...
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July 2021, Volume 2, Issue 9

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases More Than $3 Billi...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases More Than $3 Billi...

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U.S. Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 06/16/2021 12:55 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today issued a Not...
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U.S. Department of Education Posts State Plans for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students and the Safe and Sustained Reopening of Schools 06/14/2021 09:54 AM EDT
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) post...
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Department will hold an Equity Summit Series starting this month

 

Today, building on the American Rescue Plan’s historic funding for schools as drivers of equity and opportunity, the Department of Education announced a series of actions ...

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June 2021, Volume 2, Issue 8

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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ED Announces State Allocations of $800 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

On April 23, the Department announced plans to distribute $800 million under the American Rescue Plan's Elementary a...

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May 24, 2021

Lessons from the Field -

Returning to In-Person Learning: Supporting Students, Especially Those with Disabilities, through Intensive Instruction, Effective Learning Environments and Family Engagement

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:00 - 4...

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May 24, 2021

 

The 8th Annual ED Games Expo (All-Virtual) Visit disclaimer page
June 1 to 5, 2021

Welcome to the 8th Annual ED Games Expo, an all-virtual event from June 1 to 5, 2021. The Expo showcases game-changing innovations in educatio...

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Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Virtual Public Hearing to Gather Information for the Purpose of Improving Enforcement of Title IX 05/17/2021 01:58 PM EDT
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Colleagues...

 

As we end Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to share a blog from Secretary Cardona to America’s teachers.  Please share with your members and networks.

 

https://blog.ed.gov/2021/05/a-letter-to-americas-teachers/

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May 2021, Volume 2, Issue 7

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Education Department Announces State Allocations of $800 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

  ED Distributing $200 Million to States Monday   APRIL 23, 202...
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Apr 26, 2021

 

 

 

Lessons from the Field: Family & Community Engagement and Returning to In-Person Instruction

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

 

Attention: Education Agencies, Education Providers and Family & Community Engagement Staf...

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Apr 22, 2021

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Apr 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Dear Superintendent:

 

    I hope this letter finds you well in these challenging times. I write to let you know about current efforts by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to address question...

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Apr 22, 2021

Award Honors Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education

APRIL 22, 2021 ...
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Apr 21, 2021
U.S. Education Department Releases State Plan Template for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund 04/21/2021 10:18 AM EDT

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the State p...
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 April 2021

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American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief

On March 17, the U.S. Department of Edu...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 9, 2021

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadma...

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Apr 12, 2021

 

Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

ATTENTION: State and Local Education Agencies and Early Childhood Education Providers

As our...

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April 2021, Volume 2, Issue 6

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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OSEP's April 2021 Update

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Apr 06, 2021

Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations to Fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Sex Discrimination

  04/06/2021 09:08 A...
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Apr 01, 2021
 

REL Webinar: Taking Action to Address the Teacher Supply Chain

We invite you to join a REL Central webinar exploring how a new tool that predicts patterns of teacher shortages is being used to...

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Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Celebrating Heroic Women - digital resources
To:



Dear Colleagues,

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the First Lady’s Office and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Amer...

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Mar 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please review below and attached three important announcements: one from ED (about next week’s Best Practices Clearinghouse webinar), one from the CDC (a communications update from the School Staff Vaccination Program),...

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Mar 29, 2021

Save-the-Date

Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Register Here!

Attention: State and District Leaders, Faculty, Staff, Educators, Parents and ...

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MARCH 18, 2021

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000, “Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.” This E.O. directs t...

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$122 billion from the American Rescue Plan will help achieve President Biden’s goal to open the majority of K-8 schools within his first 100 days in office

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March 9, 2021

 

Dear Education Partners,

 

On March 2, 2021, President Biden challenged all states, territories, and the District of Columbia to ensure every pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (pre-K through 12) educator and school sta...

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March 2021, Volume 2, Issue 5

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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March 8, 2021

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the information below that was shared with chief state school officers earlier this morning.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

 

From: Honeysett, Ada...

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from: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov>
date: Mar 2, 2921, 3:01 PM
subject: Letter from Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Working Together for Students

 

To our Nation’s Educators and Education Stakeholders:  

 

Thank you for givi...

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OSEP Update

A Newsletter for OSEP Grantees and Interested Stakeholders

March 2021

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Mar 01, 2021

As part of the effort to reopen schools – a stated priority for President Biden’s first 100 days in office – various federal agencies have been tasked with issuing guidance outlining what would be considered safety standards for reopening. ...

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February 22, 2021

 

Dear colleagues,

Please see the letter below that was sent to all chief state school officers earlier this afternoon.

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Assesssment and Accountability

 

From: Honeysett, Adam...

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Feb 14, 2021

February 12, 2021

 

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the invitation below and attached for a webinar next week regarding the joint CDC and ED guidance released today. Please share with your colleagues in your state and districts.

 

Best,

P...

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January 2021 OSEP Update

In This Issue:

Inside OSEP: Laurie's Letter

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January 2021, Volume 2, Issue 4

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Department’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, in partnership with CDC, will present a webinar next Wednesday, January 13, Returning to School: Mitigation and  Mental Health Strategies. Please see the attached ...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Happy new year! I am sharing the enclosed fact sheet that the Department released today regarding the waivers granted by USDA for the school meal programs and its impact on certain state-administered programs under the ...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Last summer, States and school districts reported, for the first time, school-by-school spending data required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (...

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OSEP's December 2020 Update: Federal COVID-19 Resources | Dose of Data | Research You Can Use | Engage With Us

Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

...
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Dear State Title II, Part A Directors,

 

As most of you know, the U.S. Department of Education conducts annual surveys of both SEAs and LEAs to determine how they use Title II, Part A funds; the surveys fulfill the Title II, Part A report...

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December 2020, Volume 2, Issue 3

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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December 3, 2020

 

Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

This year, providing effective and engaging instruction to meet the individual needs of every student will look different whether it is presented remotely or in-person. E...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the below information with a correction from what I shared last week – with the password to join the webinars this week.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

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Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

 

Novembe...

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Nov 24, 2020

The Honorable Betsy Devos
Secretary
United States Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202 

Dear Secretary DeVos, 

This letter is in response to the recent release of a portal to track spending of CARES Act Education...

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Nov 23, 2020

DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

Just a small portion of federal coronavirus relief earmarked for schools had been spent by the end of September, t...

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Nov 23, 2020

DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

Just a small portion of federal coronavirus relief earmarked for schools had been spent by the end of September, t...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Tran...

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Nov 19, 2020

As you may know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is turning 45 on November 29th. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has teamed up with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to produce a v...

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November 2020, Volume 2, Issue 2

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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United States Department of Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support

 

November 9, 2020

 

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

Several weeks ago, I sent the message below to State Program Directors who work with pro...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Our colleagues in the Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) will be hosting a webinar on Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Native American English Learners on November...

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Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

This year, back-to-school presented historic challenges that changed the way schools across the country welcomed students back, whether in person, remotely, or a hybrid of the two. Actively addressin...

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Nov 02, 2020

Dear Education Stakeholder,

 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach would like to provide you with advance notification of a virtual showcase featuring Pattison’s Academy by Laurie VanderPloeg, Directo...

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OSEP's October 2020 Update: Federal COVID-19 Resources | Dose of Data | Research You Can Use | Engage With Us

Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

...
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Oct 27, 2020

“Education Technology Resources to Support Students With or At Risk for Disabilities During COVID19”

A WEBINAR for Special Education Practitioners, Administrators, Parents, and Stakeholders

Wednesday, October 28, 1PM to 2PM eastern

(plus...

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Oct 11, 2020

Dear Chief State School Officers,

 

Today (10/09/2020), the U.S. Department of Education released Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools under CARES Act Programs.  This document revises previous (April...

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Oct 06, 2020

October 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) will be hosting a webinar on Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Hispanic English Learners on October 8, 2020...

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The following OSERS vacancy announcement(s):  Program Specialist, GS-301-14,

located in the Office of Special Education Programs, Office of the Director, closes on

October 13, 2020 and is open to everyone.  This vacancy is limited to 50 a...

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The Department is undertaking a study of district and school uses of federal funds. The proposed survey instruments have been posted for public comment through October 26. You can find the materials here: https://beta.regulations.gov/docume...

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Secretary DeVos Launches New Web Tool to Help Parents, Educators Easily Access School Spending Data

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched ...
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September 2020, Volume 1, Issue 8

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the attached flyer that announces two upcoming webinars from the U.S. Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Please feel free to share this with your districts and schools. Have a good weekend, ...

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September 3, 2020

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

During the past several months, we have experienced unprecedented challenges across this nation, and I thank you for your efforts to meet the needs of all your students and safely...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education invites you to join us on September 9 for a webinar focused on teacher collaboration to align language and content instruction (September 9, 3:30-5:00 pm ET). Please see the event regist...

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United States Department of Education

Office of Formula Grants

 

On October 15, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13891, “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,” which established a Federal polic...

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August 14, 2020

 

Dear colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed incredible educational challenges, including numerous school closures and created an unprecedented level of activity in the online learning space. Relatedly, as states, d...

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August 2020 Newsletter from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
 

August 2020, Volume 1, Issue 7

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of...

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On Monday, August 10, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (...

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Jul 08

July 2020, Volume 1, Issue 6

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Department launches $600,000 competition to advance student-centered technology education

 

As part of her continuing charge to state and local education leaders to rethink school, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a...

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Jun 25, 2020

Dear K-12 education stakeholders,

Please join U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationFrank Brogan, as he leads a panel discussion on the use of technology to support meaningf...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students

...
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Jun 17, 2020

Reminder Grant Assistance Information

Dear Grantee,

Tomorrow, 06/18 and Friday, 06/19, the State and Grantee Relations (SGR) will host two office hours sessions.  During office hours, ESSER grantees may connect with SGR through Skype or by ph...

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Jun 04, 2020

Dear K-12 education stakeholders,

Please join U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationFrank Brogan, as he leads a panel discussion on the practical application of virtual lear...

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Jun 04, 2020

June 2020, Volume 1, Issue 5

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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The Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers for its FY 2020 Education Stabilization Fund-Rethink K-12 Education Models (ESF-REM) discretionary grant competition.

 

The Education Stabilization Fund-Rethink K-12 Education Models (...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see this note and attached fact sheet that were sent to chief state school officers earlier this afternoon.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support & Accountability

   

 

From: Hone...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

On May 11, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a $3 million grant competition to support school districts that build equitable, student-centered funding (SCF) systems under a pilot program author...

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May 15, 2020

TITLE IX REGULATIONS

 

 

 

On May 6, Secretary DeVos took action to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and to restore due process in campus proceedings to ensure all students can pur...

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[NOTE: 05/19/2020--The message below was forwarded to the ESEA Network by Patrick Rooney, Director, School Support and Accountability, US Department of Education.]

 

OESE CAREER OPPORTUNITY

 

The following OESE position is currently ann...

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Dear colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know that this afternoon, the Department released additional FAQs for the ESSER Fund. This includes a technical appendix about making ESSER formula subgrants to LEAs. You can find the document on thi...

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May 2020, Volume 1, Issue 4

Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues:

 

I wanted to let you know that the Department today released the notice inviting applications for the Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program. The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of asse...

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Apr 30, 2020

Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools under CARES Act Programs.  

 

The purpose of this document is to provide...

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Apr 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

 

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I wanted to let you know that the Department released two new COVID-19 fact sheets that may be of interest to you. Please follow the links to view the full documents. As a re...

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Apr 28, 2020

 

 

FCC Media Contact:

Press Office, (202) 418-2156

mediarelations@fcc.gov

 

ED Media Contact:   

Press Office, (202) 401-1576 

press@ed.gov

 

For Immediate Release

 

FCC AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROMOTE REMOTE EDUCATION...

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U.S. Department of Education sent this bulletin at 04/23/2020 02:30 PM EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Flexible CARES Act funds empower state and local education leaders to t...

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Elementary and secondary education stakeholders,

Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education for a COVID-19 briefing. The briefing will provide an overview of the Department’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The Department realizes that due to the extended school closures over the past month due to the national emergency caused the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you are dealing with many competing, time-sensitive demands. As ...

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Dear colleagues,

I want to share this fact sheet that was released yesterday, which responds to frequently asked questions related to the use of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education during the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (C...

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April 2020, Volume 1, Issue 3

Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter and attached waiver template that was shared with chief state school officers earlier today.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support and Accountability

 

From: Honeysett, A...

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Apr 02, 2020

Register here
We are experiencing technical issues. If you get an error message when you try to sign up, use this form to get a streaming copy of the webinar the week of the 6th.

A full recording and slides will be sent to...

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Aug 08, 2018

Dear McKinney-Vento and Title I, Part A State Coordinators:

 

This letter provides responses to the following questions that States have raised about changes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made to the requirements in section 1...

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Oct 30
Oct 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will rescind nearly 600 guidance documents across the agency for being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.

 

ED first announced last Friday its decision to withdraw 72 guida...

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May 30
May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration released its more detailed proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget on Tuesday – a supplement to the President’s “skinny” budget issued in March.  Funding for K-12 and higher education would face significant cu...

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Feb 20
Feb 20, 2017


In a letter to Chief State School Officers late last Friday, newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered new guidance on the timeline for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) under the new administration.

 

Th...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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NOTE: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Roberto Rodríguez and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET today (Au...

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Apr 20

Marian Wright Edelman - Marian Wright Edelman is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president and founder of the Children's Defense ...

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May 04

Chris Emdin believes the best teachers can be found in the unlikeliest of places. What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common?  Emdin suggests that they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same...

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May 04

We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) ...

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May 04

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the PBS Newshour. She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the Vice Presidential debates ...

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May 02

Marian Wright Edelman is the President of the Children's Defense Fund and has been a long time advocate on behalf of children living in poverty.  She recently testified before Congress in favor of additional federal resources for poor child...

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