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Young Women Empowering Their Communities: Championing Change

Cross-posted from the Department Homeroom. Cross-posted from the White House blog. Summary: On Tuesday, the White House honored 11 young women who are leading and empowering their communities as Champions of Change. On Tuesday, the White House honored 11 young women who are leading and empowering their communities as Champions of Change. The program brought […]

In Illinois, a Powerful Showcase of Abilities: Academic, Athletic, and Civic

Cross-posted from the Department Homeroom. Day three of the Ready for Success bus tour began on the leafy campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: a school with a tremendous track record of doing creative things to help all students thrive in college, earn a degree, and find fulfilling careers. Illinois is the most diverse […]

Secretary Duncan Hears From Veterans on Challenges to College Success

Cross-posted from the Department Homeroom. Secretary Duncan recently met with student veterans. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education) How do we as a country provide supports on college campuses for veterans and ensure they have access to high-quality education at an affordable price? This question helped focus a Student Voices Session that recently took place […]

Meeting the Challenges of Military-Connected Children

On July 9, 2013, Secretary Arne Duncan addressed participants at the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 15th-Annual Training Seminar, “For the Sake of the Child,” in National Harbor, Md. The Secretary expressed appreciation for our service members and their families and acknowledged the personal sacrifices made by military-connected children. Organizations like the MCEC are focused […]

Military-Connected Student Wins National Art Contest

The Google Doodle seen by millions on Google’s home page on May 23rd was created by Sabrina Brady, a 12th-grade student from Sparta, Wis. Sabrina’s interpretation of the letters in Google was inspired by the day she was reunited with her father after he returned home from an 18-month tour in Iraq. This year, Google […]

Military Children Share Their Experiences Through the Arts at the Department of Education

In celebration of the Month of the Military Child, the U.S. Department of Education Student Art Exhibit Program partnered with the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to host the art exhibit “America’s Children.” The exhibit features some 50 works of visual art and writing from students based around the U.S., including Puerto Rico, and Canada and Germany.  Communicating the […]

Support for Military Families

The Office of Innovation and Improvement is the home of the Department of Education’s efforts to support military families and address their unique educational challenges.  These challenges include high rates of student mobility, the effects of multiple deployments, and a variety of military transformations.