U.S. Department of Education
Navajo College accepts Biden's COVID-19 vaccination goal
Jun. 05, 2021 12:27 AM EDT
TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) — A college on the Navajo Nation has accepted President Joe Biden's challenge to get students and others vaccinated against COVID-19 by July...
Plan released for $440M in Idaho education rescue money
By Keith Ridler May. 24, 2021 06:18 PM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho education officials said Monday the state’s primary challenge in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is helping students make up...
At least half of New Mexico students take in-person classes
By Cedar Attanasio Apr. 23, 2021 01:18 PM EDT
Michigan denied standardized testing waiver for this year
By Anna Liz Nichols Apr. 07, 2021 03:05 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday denied Michigan’s request to waive standardized testing for this school year, meaning...
Feds waive Michigan's 2020-21 school accountability demands
By Anna Liz Nichols Mar. 29, 2021 04:10 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Education announced Monday that federal accountability procedures requiring high participation rates and...
South Carolina must give year-end tests in person at schools
By Jeffrey Collins Mar. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT
US eases student loan relief for those with disabilities
By Collin Binkley Mar. 29, 2021 12:16 PM EDT
The U.S. Education Department is canceling student debt for more than 40,000 Americans who were previously granted loan forgiveness because of disabilities but...
Puerto Rico awarded $900M to help boost island's education
By Dánica Coto Mar. 22, 2021 04:35 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government on Monday was granted access to more than $900 million in federal education funds less than two weeks...
Cardona's deputy appointed acting education commissioner
Mar. 03, 2021 03:17 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has appointed Charlene Russell-Tucker to serve as acting state education commissioner, taking over the position vacated...
New Mexico details its request for student testing waiver
By Cedar Attanasio Mar. 01, 2021 11:17 AM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials have clarified plans to seek a partial waiver from federal testing requirements as many students remain in...
Pennsylvania lawmakers ask feds to waive school test mandate
Feb. 24, 2021 04:46 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairs of Pennsylvania's state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday asked the Biden administration to waive this year's...
Education officials seek flexibility on student testing
By Cedar Attanasio Feb. 24, 2021 04:19 PM EST
New Mexico asks to skip student testing again this year
By Cedar Attanasio Feb. 12, 2021 03:44 PM EST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials confirmed Friday they are seeking permission from federal officials to waive standardized reading, math and science...
Michigan asks for a waiver of standardized testing for 2021
By Anna Liz Nichols Jan. 25, 2021 04:13 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan requested on Monday that standardized testing be waived for the 2020-2021 school year, after a school year marked with...
Seattle special education amid COVID-19 under investigation
Jan. 14, 2021 08:30 AM EST
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating Seattle Public Schools after “disturbing reports” about how the...
Maine schools get more funding under COVID-19 stimulus
Jan. 07, 2021 02:15 AM EST
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $183 million to Maine's K-12 schools as part of the latest federal coronavirus...
COVID-19 cases grow in Maine, which had kept virus at bay
By Patrick Whittle Oct. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EDT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has posted three consecutive days with more than 50 reported coronavirus cases for the first time since May. ...
SC high court rejects governor's private school aid plan
By Michelle Liu Oct. 07, 2020 07:21 PM EDT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday a program created by Gov. Henry McMaster to allocate $32 million in federal pandemic aid...
Clyburn asks federal officials to probe SC gov grant program
By Meg Kinnard Oct. 05, 2020 01:46 PM EDT
New Mexico senator seeks better air quality in US schools
By Cedar Attanasio Oct. 01, 2020 03:43 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduced a bill Thursday aimed at improving air quality in schools. The Keeping Schools...