Coffey Consulting is a professional services consulting firm founded in 1986 that has been successfully delivering effective solutions to government and private sector clients covering research, evaluations, quantitative studies, surveys, technical assistance and training, acquisition management, facilitation, program integration, financial management, performance management, information technology (IT), and conference and logistical support.

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...Thank you for all the work, effort and heart you put into our project. ...You did a fabulous job, and it is so rewarding that we see many tangible results. ...I hope we will have the opportunity to work with you and the Coffey team again. ...What you did was amazing—and all done in one week! …we really enjoyed having yet another wonderful trainer from Coffey …Coffey Consulting is definitely a “Top Ten Company to Work With” in my book …Coffey has done a wonderful job providing excellent technical assistance and has a wonderful reputation …your excellent presentation was a timely contribution to our conference …your report represents lots of hard work …thanks for the quick turnaround on this…great work …you continue to amaze me with your outstanding work; it is first class …we were counting on you for facilitation and leadership skills, and boy did you deliver …you are a class organization …excellent contractor, a pleasure to work with, can handle complex projects …I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to work with honest, forthright, diligent and hard-working contractors …I was truly impressed with the high quality of professionalism displayed throughout your organization …the training you provided was second to none …your hard work is reflected in the depth and quality of the report …Coffey has integrity …I appreciate all the effort that went into the planning of these sessions …thank you for your great support as usual …thank you again for the wonderful job you did in making the forum a big success …the successful outcome demonstrated your full understanding of the vision and desires of the Planning Committee …without your assistance, the Forum would not have been successful …it has been an absolute pleasure to work closely with you …you are great…thank you, thank you, thank you …it’s been a joy working with you …thank you for your excellent work …thank you for making my experience stress-free …thank you for all you do in the community …Coffey did an excellent job and was a major factor in the Conference’s success …everything went so smoothly that we weren’t really aware that it was being “managed” …it feels so good to work with organized people …I am grateful to work and know such a wonderful, hard-working group of people …the orientation was a smashing success …this is exactly what I need; you are wonderful …thank you – we always appreciate your work …I know you work with hundreds of clients and program people, but you took the time to make me feel special – thank you for your consideration and help …thanks for your outstanding support …you guys are awesome …I thoroughly enjoyed working with Coffey and commend you for the miracle you pulled off with your backs against the wall …it has been a pleasure working with you …many thanks for your competent handling of so many details …working with you has been very rewarding …hats off to a job superbly done …great job folks …I appreciate your work …thank you for all your hard work in making this effort the best so far …we were extremely satisfied with the outcome …their service was of the highest possible quality and performed in a manner sensitive to the many participants …I cannot say enough good things about Coffey …this is proof positive that Coffey does a super job …great conference – I’ve been getting tons of positive feedback …we enjoy working with real pros…

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Updated : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:00:59 -0400

Another Step Forward Under the Student Aid Bill of Rights
Earlier this year, President Obama unveiled a Student Aid Bill of Rights to ensure strong consumer protections for student loan borrowers and issued a Presidential Memorandum to begin making those rights a reality.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:17:03 EDT

New Orleans: An Unfinished Story
This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post.The story of rebirth in New Orleans? schools since Hurricane Katrina is one of nationally historic significance ? but as is true of the city?s recovery, it is a profoundly unfinished story.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:07:09 EDT

U.S Department of Education Announces New Grants for Charter Schools Serving Low-Income Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $4 million grant competition for planning and launching high-quality public charter schools through the non-state educational agency grant program. In addition, operators of existing high-quality public charter schools can receive funding to share information with other schools about best practices.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:41:54 EDT

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $50.4 Million in Grants to Support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges, Universities
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $50.4 million in new grants to support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities in a dozen states. Under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, the formula-based grants will help eligible higher education institutions increase their self-sufficiency by providing funds to strengthen their academic quality, management and overall fiscal stability.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:40:07 EDT

New GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help Prepare Students for Success in College
The U.S. Department of Education has announced grant awards totaling nearly $8 million under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) that will help increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:57:52 EDT

Don?t Pay for Student Loan Debt Relief
Have student loans? You?ve probably seen social media ads, received emails, or even opened a piece of mail from companies promising to reduce your monthly loan payments or cancel your loans.But here?s the catch. These companies are doing something you can do yourself, but they?ll charge you a fee.The U.S. Department of Education provides FREE assistance to help you:
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:24:29 EDT

U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants Totaling More Than $14 Million to Help Public Charter Schools Obtain Facilities
The U.S. Department of Education has announced grant awards totaling more than $14 million to three organizations working across the country to help public charter schools obtain facilities under the Credit Enhancement for Charter Schools Facilities Program (Credit Enhancement). Today?s grant awards are to Boston Community Loan Fund, Inc., Charter Schools Development Corporation, and the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment).
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:55:03 EDT

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Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:28:22 EDT

U.S. Department of Education Approves ESEA Flexibility Renewal for Four States
Building on the significant progress seen in America's schools over the last six years, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that Florida, Idaho, Ohio and South Dakota have received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). These states are implementing comprehensive, state-designed plans to ensure student success and a continued commitment to college- and career-readiness for every student.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:08:31 EDT

83 Students from 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2015 HBCU All-Stars
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) today announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:10:44 EDT