A Trump campaign staffer who shared racist posts online joins the Education Department. Her name appears in a department email.
The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.
A White House conference spotlighted the obstacles girls of color face in school. The Obama administration announced a set of tools to help school districts address sexual trauma and other needs of this neglected demographic.
ITT Technical Institute announced that it's closing all its facilities. This decision is a result of an Education Department ban of the school enrolling students who receive federal financial aid.
The Dept. of Education announces a new round of competitive grants for Promise Neighborhoods. Harlem Children's Zone inspired the program.
New data from the Education Department reveals inequality in school districts across the nation. Black students are experiencing fewer education opportunities and disproportionate suspensions.
The Department of Education announced funding for new tools to help those returning from prison. Grants offer a means to establish and build on existing programs. At the same time, a tool kit offers other resources.
Federal investigators visited Wake County, N.C. to investigate complaints about racial bias in the school district. This is part of an ongoing civil rights probe.
President Obama plans to nominate acting education secretary John King to the department's top post. This comes after the Republican-led Senate signaled its readiness to swiftly approve the nomination.