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October 14, 2010

Duncan, AFT & NEA Call for National Education Reform Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

TAMPA, Fla. -- At an event to celebrate labor-management collaboration and resulting education reforms in Hillsborough County, Fla., U.S.

October 13, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the resignation of Michelle Rhee as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Secretary Duncan Visits Jacksonville, Florida

Secretary Arne Duncan visited Jacksonville, where he joined U.S. Rep. Corrine Br

American Bar Association Conference

American Bar Association Conference
October 2, 2010

Attorneys and the Higher Calling: Secretary Duncan's Remarks to the American Bar Association Litigation Section, Chicago, Illinois

It's great to be back in Chicago. There seems to be a lot going on here these days. . . And it is great to see so many friends and leaders from the bar who have fought tirelessly to close achievement gaps and advance educational equity in our nation's schools.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $38.8 Million in Safe and Supportive School Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive School (S3) grants to 11 states to measure school safety at the building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs. The goal of the grants is create and support safe and drug-free learning environments and to increase academic success for students in these high-risk schools.

October 4, 2010

$19.9 Million Awarded in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $19.9 million in grants to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Education Department Awards Grants to Improve Assessments for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop a new generation of alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Six State Grants to Promote Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of six state grants under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program. The grants will be awarded for up to four years, with approximately $1.5 million available for the first year of the projects.

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