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August 6, 2009

$4.5 Million in Grants Awarded for Special Education Parent Information, Training Centers

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $4.5 million in grants to operate 16 special education parent information and training centers in 14 states, including targeted centers for American Indians and military families.

July 31, 2009

$8.7 Million in GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help Middle-Schoolers Get on the Pathway to Achieve Success in College

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $8.7 million for five grants under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) that will help more than 11,000 at-risk students to prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education.

July 29, 2009

U.S. Education Department Awards $82 Million in Charter School Grants to Five States to Increase Public School Options

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) today announced the award of five charter school grants, totaling $82 million, to state education agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Wisconsin to increase public school options in those states.

July 27, 2009

$52 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Vermont to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $52 million is now available for Vermont under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 27, 2009

More Than $45 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Wyoming to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $45 million is now available for Wyoming under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 27, 2009

More Than $505 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Missouri to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $505 million is now available for Missouri under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 27, 2009

$357 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Kentucky to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $357 million is now available for Kentucky under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 27, 2009

More Than $74 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Delaware to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $74 million is now available for Delaware under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 24, 2009

The Race to the Top Begins

Today is a great day—not just for those of you here to listen to President Obama in a few minutes but for tens of thousands of teachers, parents, principals, school superintendents, and lawmakers across the country who have devoted their energy, their passion, and their commitment over the years to improving our nation's schools.

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July 24, 2009

More Than $2 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Texas to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $2 billion is now available for Texas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

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