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October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $36.8 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Activ

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it has awarded 77 grants totaling more than $36.8 million to public schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.

October 1, 2010

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement with Boston School Committee to Ensure Equal Opportunities for ELL Students

Washington — Today, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, (DOJ) and the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (OCR) reached a settlement agreement with the Boston School Committee, the governing body of the Boston Public Schools, and its superintendent.

September 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $100 Million to Improve Academic Performance and Support Dropout Prevention

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced almost $100 million in grants to support state and local efforts to reform high schools and improve the educational outcomes of students.

September 30, 2010

Department Awards $100 Million in Magnet School Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $100 million in Magnet School grants to 36 school districts in 15 states. The awards will help school districts increase public school choices for parents and help districts attract a diverse group of students from throughout their communities.

September 29, 2010

Department Awards $3.5 Million to 15 Special Education Parent Centers; One Million Dollars to Ten Community Parent Resource Centers

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $3.5 million in grants to operate 15 special education Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers in 11 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Department also awarded $1 million to provide funding for ten Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs).

September 29, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces Twelve Grants for $50 Million to Charter School Management Organizations

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 12 charter school grants totaling $50 million for charter management organizations to replicate and expand high-quality charter schools that have demonstrated success.

September 29, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $15 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $15 million to 42 local educational agencies in 20 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools.

September 27, 2010

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Receive Nearly $12 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $11,994,405 is now available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, CNMI has received $48,922,625 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

Guam to Receive More Than $24 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $24,995,119 is now available for Guam under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Guam has received $122,450,229 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands to Receive More Than $23 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $23,418,334 is now available for the U.S. Virgin Islands under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, the U.S. Virgin Islands has received $81,421,768 through the ARRA.

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