New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in college
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:58
U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college.
Armstrong English, teacher Kaia Hirt, named Theater Teacher of the Year
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:37
Kaia Hirt, an English teacher at Armstrong High School, was honored by the Minnesota Educational Theater Association (META) with their Theater Educator of the Year award for 2014. Hirt was presented with the award at META's annual conference on Sept. 13.
Department awards $75 million in 'First in the World' grants to 24 colleges and universities
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:22
To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the U.S. Education Department awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new "First in the World" (FITW) grant program.