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April 8, 2011

Eleven States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eleven states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

April 8, 2011

White House, Department of Education Announce 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge Finalists

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced the six high schools selected as finalists for this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. As part of the next step of the Commencement Challenge, the Get Schooled Foundation will now work with each school to produce a video for the online voting portion of the challenge.

April 1, 2011

Four States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that four states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 30, 2012

North Dakota to Receive $1.2 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.2 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 30, 2012

Pennsylvania to Receive $19.6 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $19.6 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 25, 2011

Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 25, 2011

Chicago Public Schools Art Exhibit Opens at U.S. Department of Education in Washington

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledged Chicago Public School (CPS) students at an exhibit opening of their artwork hosted in the Department’s auditorium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. He was joined by CPS Director of Humanities Paul Whitsitt and several other CPS administrators and teachers, as well as 16 Chicago high school students visiting Washington D.C.

March 22, 2011

The Road Less Traveled

Thank you, Elise. And thanks to United Way LA for convening this Summit, and for its steadfast commitment to driving education reform here.

I believe that this Summit is timed just right, because the public school system of Los Angeles is at a crossroads today.

March 24, 2011

Office for Civil Rights Office to Present Outreach Sessions on Students with Diabetes

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Dallas will conduct free technical assistance presentations Friday and Saturday regarding students with diabetes who attend public elementary and secondary schools in Texas. The presentations will be made at the University of North Texas-Dallas Campus located at 7400 University Hills Blvd.

March 17, 2011

Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

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