Tagged with grants

U.S. Education Department and Social Security Administration Award Four Grants to Improve Retirement Security within Minority Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration [Friday] announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to conduct research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities. The purpose of the program is twofold: to provide opportunities for graduate students at institutions with … Continue reading

DOL Aims to Open Next Round of TAAACCT Grants in April

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will tweak its application for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAAACCT) grants to improve some areas in the program, such as communication among consortia members, according to Jane Oates, the department’s assistant secretary for employment and training. The $2-billion, four-year TAAACCT program funds community colleges that develop job training partnerships with local employers. The department will begin … Continue reading

Now Open: Race to the Top District Competition

After revising the proposed criteria announced last May, the U.S. Department of Education released on Friday the finalized application for the Race to the Top District grant competition. Districts are eligible to apply for the grants, which will provide nearly $400 million to support local reform efforts, if they meet the 2,000 student threshold and implement teacher, principal, … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $27 Million to School Districts, Community Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded 56 grants totaling $27 million to school districts and community organizations who plan to implement comprehensive physical fitness and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Since the program began in 2001, the department has awarded more than $620 million in … Continue reading

Biden and College Presidents Talk About Paying the Bills

The Obama administration is pushing hard this week to keep the spotlight on its efforts to make college more affordable. On Tuesday, administration officials met with 10 college presidents who have agreed to include a consumer-friendly “shopping sheet” in the financial aid packages they send to incoming students. Although the Education Department and the Consumer … Continue reading

Toyota Supports Education

Two articles regarding Toyota: Toyota President and CEO Supports CTE as Resource for Employment Opportunities In order to rise above the competition in an economy that places a premium on employees who have both hands-on training and education, students should highly consider Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, says Jim Lentz, President and CEO of Toyota … Continue reading

California May Require Higher Grades for Grants

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the minimum grade point average to qualify for state-funded student aid, directing scarce resources to students who are the most likely to graduate. However, the state’s Legislative Analyst believes the change will hurt the neediest students. The governor would raise the minimum GPA from 3.0 to 3.25 to qualify for Cal … Continue reading

Seven States to Share Almost $200 Million in Education Grants

Seven states that narrowly lost out in last year’s Race to the Top school improvement competition will share nearly $200 million in the latest round of winners announced Thursday by federal education officials. The states were awarded the grants to improve student achievement with plans that include developing teacher and principal evaluation systems and expanding … Continue reading

Obama Administration Awards Nearly $500 Million in First Round of Grants to Community Colleges for Job Training and Workforce Development

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter today announced nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers. The grants support partnerships between community colleges and employers to develop programs that provide … Continue reading