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🎭 We laughed, we cried, and we learned. Thank you Theater Arts Teachers for teaching empathy, collaboration, trust, and ...
09/16/2021

🎭 We laughed, we cried, and we learned. Thank you Theater Arts Teachers for teaching empathy, collaboration, trust, and various ways to communicate.

#ThankYouThursday

🎭 We laughed, we cried, and we learned. Thank you Theater Arts Teachers for teaching empathy, collaboration, trust, and various ways to communicate.

#ThankYouThursday

Those quick chats with friends in the hallway between classes? Little moments like those are part of why we’re glad to b...
09/16/2021

Those quick chats with friends in the hallway between classes? Little moments like those are part of why we’re glad to be #BackToSchool & #BackTogether.

Those quick chats with friends in the hallway between classes? Little moments like those are part of why we’re glad to be #BackToSchool & #BackTogether.

09/15/2021
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Latino educators, scientists, artists, and other professionals help make our communities more resilient & equitable. As we celebrate the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth today, Secretary Miguel Cardona emphasizes that Latino voices, dreams & successes matter now more than ever.

Announcing the “Return to School Road Trip”! On Monday, September 20, Secretary Cardona will embark on a bus tour to sho...
09/14/2021

Announcing the “Return to School Road Trip”! On Monday, September 20, Secretary Cardona will embark on a bus tour to showcase students & communities safely getting #BackToSchool & #BackTogether for in-person learning. See the full details, including tour stops: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-return-school-road-trip-spotlight-safe-return-person-learning

Announcing the “Return to School Road Trip”! On Monday, September 20, Secretary Cardona will embark on a bus tour to showcase students & communities safely getting #BackToSchool & #BackTogether for in-person learning. See the full details, including tour stops: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-return-school-road-trip-spotlight-safe-return-person-learning

Time to get back to analog! 🕗📝 Pencil to paper📈 Marker to whiteboard🧑‍🏫 Students in schools😷 Masks on faces#BackTogether...
09/14/2021

Time to get back to analog! 🕗
📝 Pencil to paper
📈 Marker to whiteboard
🧑‍🏫 Students in schools
😷 Masks on faces

#BackTogether #BackToSchool

Time to get back to analog! 🕗
📝 Pencil to paper
📈 Marker to whiteboard
🧑‍🏫 Students in schools
😷 Masks on faces

#BackTogether #BackToSchool

09/13/2021
Fed Fashion Week at ED

#FedFashionWeek at ED: Secretary Miguel Cardona is in vogue with a mask and vaccine—guaranteeing public service stays in style and fashion forward.

#BackToSchool #BackTogether

Book it to the library—it’s #LibraryCardSignupMonth! We think you should treat yo’shelf to good books and free resources...
09/13/2021

Book it to the library—it’s #LibraryCardSignupMonth! We think you should treat yo’shelf to good books and free resources including ebooks and audiobooks.
Find a library near you: www.worldcat.org

Book it to the library—it’s #LibraryCardSignupMonth! We think you should treat yo’shelf to good books and free resources including ebooks and audiobooks.
Find a library near you: www.worldcat.org

09/11/2021

Today, we remember the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost on that tragic day. We are forever grateful for the first responders who risked and gave their lives at a moment's notice. #WeRemember911

This year, homecoming is all about coming home to your school community. We can’t wait to see you back at school for the...
09/10/2021

This year, homecoming is all about coming home to your school community. We can’t wait to see you back at school for the celebrations this fall! #BackTogether

This year, homecoming is all about coming home to your school community. We can’t wait to see you back at school for the celebrations this fall! #BackTogether

Arts educators: Thank you for opening our minds to an array of creative expression - literature 📔, fine arts 🖼️, perform...
09/09/2021

Arts educators: Thank you for opening our minds to an array of creative expression - literature 📔, fine arts 🖼️, performing arts 🩰🎭, graphic arts 💻, plastic arts 🗿, decorative arts 🪑, music 🎵, and architecture 🏛️.

#ThankYouThursday #ArtsInEducation

Arts educators: Thank you for opening our minds to an array of creative expression - literature 📔, fine arts 🖼️, performing arts 🩰🎭, graphic arts 💻, plastic arts 🗿, decorative arts 🪑, music 🎵, and architecture 🏛️.

#ThankYouThursday #ArtsInEducation

A healthy, balanced breakfast can help students start the school day right! Learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
09/09/2021

A healthy, balanced breakfast can help students start the school day right! Learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program, which provides nutritious breakfasts to students across the country: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program #BetterBreakfastMonth

A healthy, balanced breakfast can help students start the school day right! Learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program, which provides nutritious breakfasts to students across the country: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program #BetterBreakfastMonth

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a bi...
09/07/2021

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a big reason why we’re looking forward to getting #BackToSchool in-person! #BackTogether

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a big reason why we’re looking forward to getting #BackToSchool in-person! #BackTogether

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday of September “Labor Day,” a celebration of Amer...
09/06/2021

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday of September “Labor Day,” a celebration of American workers (and the unofficial end of summer!). More #LaborDay history from our friends at U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday of September “Labor Day,” a celebration of American workers (and the unofficial end of summer!). More #LaborDay history from our friends at U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history

09/06/2021
Labor Day 2021

This #LaborDay, we join Secretary Miguel Cardona in honoring educators & school staff for going above and beyond this past year, and your continued hard work to support students as they get #BackToSchool & #BackTogether for the new school year.

Educators have a challenging job. Lesson plan, teach, grade papers, repeat. That’s why self-care is even more important....
09/05/2021

Educators have a challenging job. Lesson plan, teach, grade papers, repeat. That’s why self-care is even more important. Here are some tips on treating yourself today, and hopefully on #LaborDay and beyond!

Educators have a challenging job. Lesson plan, teach, grade papers, repeat. That’s why self-care is even more important. Here are some tips on treating yourself today, and hopefully on #LaborDay and beyond!

Students in Connecticut had a special visitor this morning: Secretary Miguel Cardona  stopped by two elementary schools ...
09/03/2021

Students in Connecticut had a special visitor this morning: Secretary Miguel Cardona stopped by two elementary schools to talk with students about the new school year. The Secretary also heard from school leaders on how they used American Rescue Plan funds to get students #BackToSchool & #BackTogether.

We wheelie appreciate all school transportation staff because they work to keep our students safe to and from school. Th...
09/02/2021

We wheelie appreciate all school transportation staff because they work to keep our students safe to and from school. Thank you! 🚍 🎒 🏫

#ThankYouThursday

We wheelie appreciate all school transportation staff because they work to keep our students safe to and from school. Thank you! 🚍 🎒 🏫

#ThankYouThursday

News: ED's Office of Civil Rights has opened investigations in five states - Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, ...
09/01/2021
Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking | U.S. Department of Education

News: ED's Office of Civil Rights has opened investigations in five states - Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Utah - on whether their prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities at heightened risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by pr...

Happy #FirstDayOfSchool! To all the students, teachers, and staff returning today, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happ...
08/30/2021

Happy #FirstDayOfSchool! To all the students, teachers, and staff returning today, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happy school year. #BackToSchool #BackTogether

Happy #FirstDayOfSchool! To all the students, teachers, and staff returning today, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happy school year. #BackToSchool #BackTogether

It’s 5 p.m. and thoughts about the week ahead set in—lesson plans, grading papers, parent meetings, managing competing p...
08/29/2021

It’s 5 p.m. and thoughts about the week ahead set in—lesson plans, grading papers, parent meetings, managing competing priorities…You’re not alone. Call a friend or colleague. Staying connected and having someone to talk to can help ease stress.

It’s 5 p.m. and thoughts about the week ahead set in—lesson plans, grading papers, parent meetings, managing competing priorities…You’re not alone. Call a friend or colleague. Staying connected and having someone to talk to can help ease stress.

08/25/2021
Feds Feed Families

Feds Feed Families gives federal employees – including many from ED – an opportunity to contribute to food banks and food pantries. Ebony and Helen, ED employees from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and Federal Student Aid, share why they chose to volunteer.

Hall decorating, theme days, pep rallies and the big homecoming game – they're all major parts of Spirit Week, and all m...
08/24/2021

Hall decorating, theme days, pep rallies and the big homecoming game – they're all major parts of Spirit Week, and all major reasons why we can’t wait to get #BackToSchool and #BackTogether!

Hall decorating, theme days, pep rallies and the big homecoming game – they're all major parts of Spirit Week, and all major reasons why we can’t wait to get #BackToSchool and #BackTogether!

08/23/2021
The Second Gentleman and Secretary Cardona visit Topeka

#ICYMI: In Topeka, KS last week, the Second Gentleman and Secretary Miguel Cardona met students ready to get back to the classroom, back to sports, and back to their school community – which is why they’re getting vaccinated against #COVID19. #BackTogether

Work life balance is challenging. When you’re an educator, there’s stressors to manage in the classroom and at home (for...
08/22/2021

Work life balance is challenging. When you’re an educator, there’s stressors to manage in the classroom and at home (for some). Know that you’re not alone, and try these tips to help you relax:

Whether it’s a 🤜 fist bump 🤛, elbow bump 💪, or wave 👋, we’re ready and excited to see friendly faces in the hallways at ...
08/20/2021

Whether it’s a 🤜 fist bump 🤛, elbow bump 💪, or wave 👋, we’re ready and excited to see friendly faces in the hallways at school again. 😀😷 #BackTogether

Whether it’s a 🤜 fist bump 🤛, elbow bump 💪, or wave 👋, we’re ready and excited to see friendly faces in the hallways at school again. 😀😷 #BackTogether

To all the school custodial staff: THANK YOU for all your hard work to make our schools sparkle ✨ and shine ❇️ as we hea...
08/19/2021

To all the school custodial staff:

THANK YOU for all your hard work to make our schools sparkle ✨ and shine ❇️ as we head back this fall.

#ThankYouThursday

To all the school custodial staff:

THANK YOU for all your hard work to make our schools sparkle ✨ and shine ❇️ as we head back this fall.

#ThankYouThursday

Educators: As you welcome students & staff back to safe in-person learning this fall, follow these strategies from CDC t...
08/19/2021

Educators: As you welcome students & staff back to safe in-person learning this fall, follow these strategies from CDC to prioritize their health & safety: https://sites.ed.gov/roadmap/health-safety/ #BackTogether

Educators: As you welcome students & staff back to safe in-person learning this fall, follow these strategies from CDC to prioritize their health & safety: https://sites.ed.gov/roadmap/health-safety/ #BackTogether

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a bi...
08/18/2021

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a big reason why we’re looking forward to getting back to school in-person! #BackTogether

From school newspaper to student council to sports practice, extracurriculars are fun & enriching experiences – and a big reason why we’re looking forward to getting back to school in-person! #BackTogether

#BackToSchool Tip: Get into a groove! Establishing routines can help your kids adjust as the school year starts. Be cons...
08/17/2021

#BackToSchool Tip: Get into a groove! Establishing routines can help your kids adjust as the school year starts. Be consistent with waking up, getting ready, and homework time so your student is on-schedule for success!

#BackToSchool Tip: Get into a groove! Establishing routines can help your kids adjust as the school year starts. Be consistent with waking up, getting ready, and homework time so your student is on-schedule for success!

08/16/2021
CTE Mission: CubeSat Flight Week

From August 2020 to May 2021, students across the nation designed, built, and launched #CubeSat prototypes into the sky — building skills for careers in aerospace and beyond 🚀
Watch the CTE Mission: CubeSat video to learn more about the challenge that transformed career and technical education. #CTEMission #CTE

Whether you’re just starting your education journey, or you’re nearing the end of a chapter, we wish you a safe and succ...
08/16/2021

Whether you’re just starting your education journey, or you’re nearing the end of a chapter, we wish you a safe and successful school year. Welcome #BackToSchool! #BackTogether

Whether you’re just starting your education journey, or you’re nearing the end of a chapter, we wish you a safe and successful school year. Welcome #BackToSchool! #BackTogether

How many weekends have you spent worrying about upcoming lesson plans, required paperwork, or weekly reporting? 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂...
08/15/2021

How many weekends have you spent worrying about upcoming lesson plans, required paperwork, or weekly reporting?

🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Too many.

That’s why we think educators need rest. Relax with these strategies.

How many weekends have you spent worrying about upcoming lesson plans, required paperwork, or weekly reporting?

🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Too many.

That’s why we think educators need rest. Relax with these strategies.

We’re getting in the spirit for getting #BackToSchool and being #BackTogether. We're excited to see school communities r...
08/12/2021

We’re getting in the spirit for getting #BackToSchool and being #BackTogether. We're excited to see school communities reconnect in-person!

We’re getting in the spirit for getting #BackToSchool and being #BackTogether. We're excited to see school communities reconnect in-person!

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Metro Orange/Blue or Green/Yellow Lines to L'Enfant Plaza: Follow signs to for 7th St., Maryland Ave., Smithsonian Museums exit, follow escalator to Maryland Ave, and continue NE on Maryland Ave (toward US Capitol) for approx 1 1/2 blocks, to 400 Maryland Ave on right-hand side.

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