Education

Administration Holds Public Forums to Engage Stakeholders in Efforts to Improve College Affordability

To gather public feedback about the Administration’s plan to address rising college costs, the Department of Education hosted three public forums across the country and will hold the final forum at Louisiana State University on November 21. Learn more about the forums and President Obama’s agenda to address the cost of higher education. 

4 Things to Do Before You Make Your First Student Loan Payment

This blog entry outlines the four things recent graduates should do as they prepare to make their first student loan payment: get organized, contact the loan servicer, estimate monthly payments, and select a repayment plan. Learn more.

Adventure Central

Adventure Central is a trusted, community-based, positive youth development partnership of 4-H, Ohio State University Extension, and Five Rivers MetroParks. The partnership has been serving at-risk children and their parents in urban Dayton, Ohio since 2000 by providing educational programs outside of school hours. Adventure Central places a priority on high-intensity programming (four days a week throughout the school year). The after-school program is the primary programmatic effort for this dynamic youth education center, serving an average of 85 youth per day.

A “Shopping Sheet” that will make it Easier to Understand College Costs

The Obama Administration released a model financial aid award letter today called the Shopping Sheet — an individualized standard financial aid award letter that will help students and their families understand the costs of college before making the final decision on where to enroll.

Back to School!

It’s that time of year again! Whether you're a parent or educator, below are resources and tips that can help you prepare for the new school year.

CDC's Division of Violence Prevention Offers Online Course on Principles of Prevention

Each year, more than 50,000 people lose their lives to violence. In addition to the tremendous physical and emotional toll, violence has substantial medical and lost productivity costs. In 2000, these totaled more than $70 billion in the United States. The figure grows when we add criminal justice system costs, social services, and other expenses.

Youth are disproportionately affected by violence. For young people aged 15 to 24, homicide is the second leading cause of death, and suicide is the third leading cause of death.

America’s Young Adults, 2014

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics recently released America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, a statistical snapshot of the health, education, and well-being of America's young adults.

Connecting the Dots: Working across Systems to Improve Postsecondary Outcomes for Youth in State Care

In Rhode Island, the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) offers the Post Secondary Education Tuition Assistance Program for DCYF-involved youth to receive up to 35 percent of the cost of college. 

Correctional Education Guidance Package

A new guidance package released by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder helps ensure that incarcerated youth get the quality education they deserve.