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In early January, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued its semi-annual Regulatory Agenda – an
updated list of all those rules it plans to propose or finalize in the coming months. The list covers a wide
range of topics, like plans to ...

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Dear Colleague,

 

Below please find information about the U.S. Department of Education’s Spring 2023 Teach to Lead Summit, titled “Raising the Bar: In Pursuit of Equitable Opportunities Through Expanded Student Experiences and the Diversi...

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December 8, 2022

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) continually seeks opportunities to ease administrative burdens on State educational agencies (SEAs) while ensuring strong fiscal and p...

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December 6, 2022

 

Dear Colleague:

 

We are writing today to provide updates to a letter released on January 18, 2017, regarding how Federal funds can support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)1 education. The COVI...

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Raising the Bar: Literacy & Math Series to Address Academic Recovery
Session 3: Increasing Support for Students Beyond the Classroom
Virtual Convening
Thursday, December 8, 2022
General Session 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST  

 

Earlier this fall, ED&n...

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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

register here

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Connector

September 2021

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

Hispani...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2021
 

FACT SHEET:
President Biden to Announce New Actions to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Slow the Spread of the Delta Vari...

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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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Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

Attached and online, please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ...

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May 10, 2021

Save-The-Date

Lessons from the Field: How Schools and Districts are

Meeting the Social-Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Students and Staff

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:00 - 4:15 PM ET

 

Attention: Education Agencies, Education Pr...

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Best Practices Clearinghouse to Highlight Innovative Practices for Reopening Schools and Campuses

  04/30/2021 09:07 AM EDT
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Sa...
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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 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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Apr 20, 2021

USDA Issues Pandemic Flexibilities for Schools and Day Care Facilities through June 2022 to Support Safe Reopening and Healthy, Nutritious Meals

 

Nutrition standards return with options and resources
to support safety and ...

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Apr 14, 2021

YOU'RE INVITED 

You are invited to join the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit Series. Designed for the novice data user, the series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to a...

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Apr 12, 2021

YOU'RE INVITED 

You are invited to join the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit Series. Designed for the novice data user, the series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to a...

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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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$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

  MARCH 17, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) ...
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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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Feb 18, 2021

For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2021 

Contact:

Jane Meyer (Klobuchar), 202-430-7973

Molly Morrissey (Smith), 202-224-9857

 

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith Press to
Fully Fund Special Education and High-Needs Schools

Senator...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 24
Jun 24, 2020

We are still collecting responses for the 2020 Census. Please remind your members, coworkers, friends and family that they can still respond online, by phone, or on the paper questionnaire received in the mail.  As we delve into summer, I w...

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May 11, 2020

For more information and to register for this event, click here.

 

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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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Apr 15, 2020

With schools and businesses around the country closed, lawmakers too have headed back home to shelter in place.  While they had originally anticipated returning to Washington the week of April 20th, now lawmakers have given themselves until...

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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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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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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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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 21

Consuelo Kickbush - Speaker, consultant and founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc. Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy to become...

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