President Creates Hispanic Education Initiative

He set up new panels by executive order. Latinos make up around 27 percent of all public school students and about 20 percent of those in college. By…

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Education Secretary Acknowledges “Mask Fatigue”

But masks still needed to keep schools open, he said. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said that even though he has “mask fatigue,” mask-wearing is still essential to…

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Education Department Approves State Funding

Education Secretary announces funding funder American Rescue Plan. The U.S. Department of Education announced the approval of American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding for…

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$3 Billion Dedicated Disabled Children’s Education

Attempts to help 7.9 million children make up for COVID hurdles. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that $3 billion in funding from the president’s American…

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Education Secretary Expects Schools to Reopen this Fall

About 60% of schools currently meeting partially online.  On Thursday, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said he believes that all students would be able to return to in-person…

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Student Borrowers Receive Additional Relief

Education Department implements new student loan aid under COVID emergency programs. This week, the Department of Education announced that the pause on federal student loan interest and collections…

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Education Department Holds School Reopening Summit

Best practices shared to quickly and safely open schools. This week, the U.S. Department of Education hosted the National Safe School Reopening Summit. President Joe Biden, Vice President…

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Education Secretary Reports Survey Findings

Reopening of schools making progress. On Wednesday, Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona released a statement regarding the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021 School Survey. The…

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Education Announces Student Loan Relief

Borrower Defense to Repayment program advances debt cancellation. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced on Thursday that up to 72,000 former college students who misled, defrauded, or “otherwise…

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Cardona Confirmed as Education Secretary

He wants students returned to classrooms. The Senate voted 64-33 on Tuesday to confirm Miguel Cardona as the Secretary of Education. He has been education commissioner in Connecticut…

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