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The U.S. Department of Education has enhanced its Web site, http://www.ed.gov, to provide a more user-friendly resource for promoting educational excellence for all Americans. The site now has a brighter, more uniform look, and many of the links have been streamlined to make navigation much simpler.

While the Web site retains its most popular links--including the four categories designed for students, parents, teachers and administrators--it introduces two new features:

* Secretary's Corner. This feature highlights the Department's key priorities, which focus on the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), higher education and the American Competitiveness Initiative. In particular, a fresh addition, "Meet the Secretary," provides detailed information about U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings: her biography, speeches, reflections from recent travels, and responses to questions from teachers on various policy issues. Also included is a sequence of video excerpts spotlighting the secretary's views on topics ranging from the reauthorization of NCLB to making college more affordable.

* Success Stories. Broadening the online video offerings drawn from the Department's monthly television show, Education News Parents Can Use, this new feature offers video clips of schools with promising practices, such as a school in Georgia where 100 percent of its third- and fifth-graders are performing at grade level.
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Title Annotation:Department of Education
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2007
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