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.

...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 : Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:17:06 -0400

U.S. Department of Education Announces Upcoming Cities on its First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) has announced additional locations it will visit during its first-ever School Environment Listening Tour.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:19:32 EDT

U.S. Education Department Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program
The Department of Education announced publication of a final rule to strengthen the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program today helping more students and families pay for college, and ensuring they have the tools and resources to make informed decisions about financing their educa
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:10:08 EDT

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America?s Schools
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated—including against America's 6.5 million students with disabilities.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:17:16 EDT

Highlighting Hispanic Education Year-Round
It?s the middle of October. The leaves are changing colors, baseball playoffs are under way, and Hispanic Heritage month ? celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15 ? just came to close.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:06:06 EDT

Getting Assessment Right to Support Students, Educators and Families
The following op-ed piece by Secretary Duncan originally appeared in the Washington Post on Oct. 17. Secretary Duncan addressed the issue of getting assessment right in conjunction with an Oct.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:11:19 EDT

Community Colleges: Helping the U.S. Become ?First in the World?
About three-quarters of college students in this country attend a community college or public university. President Obama understands the crucial role that community colleges play in helping students and our nation skill up for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:04:14 EDT

Boulder Valley School District Shines in Solar-Powered Learning
Note: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognizes schools, districts and postsecondary institutions that are 1) reducing environmental impact and costs; 2) improving health and wellness; and 3) teaching environmental education.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:27:52 EDT

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe
The Obama Administration today announced publication of the final rule implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:26:12 EDT

Promoting Safe and Supportive Schools
Cross-posted fromthe Department of Justice?s Office of Justice Programs blog.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:36:56 EDT

Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on commitments from the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools on high-quality assessments:
?Educators, parents, and policy makers need to know how much students are learning; that?s why thoughtful assessment of student learning and student growth, including annual assessments, is a vital part of progress in education. Assessments must be of high quality, and must make good use of educators? and students? time.
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:31:33 EDT