Arne Duncan

The U.S. Department of Education investigates systemic racial discrimination in Pinellas County Schools. Federal education officials had previously criticized the district for its five failing predominantly Black elementary schools.

Former Sec. of Education Arne Duncan takes new job in Chicago to help high school dropouts. He plans to create a program to teach them job skills to escape gang life.

Several Republicans joined Democrats to confirm John King for education secretary. King's main task is implementing the sweeping new education law.

A Senate committee approved John King for education secretary. He awaits a confirmation vote from the full Senate.

An Inspector General report says the Education Department misled the public about the misdeeds of student loan companies. Lawmakers are outraged over the mistreatment of military service members.

A group of Black women who were kicked off a train while touring wineries in Napa Valley are seeking justice.

It was announced last month that the Obama administration will formally propose changes to the federal PLUS loan program. These changes, they hope, will adjust for some of the negative effects of previous changes made to the program, effects that hit low-income students and HBCU students especially hard. A few years back and without any announcement, the Department of […]

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday the launch of a new website that will support college advisers and guidance counselors in selecting the best course of access and affordability for prospective students. The Financial Aid Toolkit combines the vast scope of financial aid resources and other related materials into a large, searchable database. RELATED: With […]

WASHINGTON — More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools. SEE ALSO: Comedians Without Their Beards (PHOTOS) Who Will Prevail In Super […]

NEW YORK — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan elicited a collective gasp from an audience at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention today when he revealed that less than two percent of the nation’s schoolteachers were Black and male. “And we wonder why our boys are struggling,” Duncan said. “We need more Latino […]

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is backing a call from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to toughen the academic requirements and revenue distribution system for NCAA postseason basketball. A Knight Commission analysis released Thursday found that, over the past five years, nearly $179 million was earned for athletic conferences by […]

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Secretary Of Education, Arne Duncan gave a speech in Chicago where he claimed that Martin Luther King would be upset at the education system if he were alive today. In a speech in Chicago Saturday, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]