Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the application and guidance for states under the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund Program have been sent to governors and made available on the Education Department’s Web site.
Today, by vote of 247-161, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide $10 billion to support an estimated 160,000 education jobs nationwide and another $16 billion to help states fund Medicaid budgets. The U.S. Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 61-39. This evening, the President signed the bill into law.
Education Secretary Duncan Announces $115.3 Million for 124 Grants to Improve Teaching of American History
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $115.3 million to 124 school districts to improve the quality of teaching American history in our nation's schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement after the Senate voted today to move forward on an amendment to protect the jobs of educators:
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $9.2 million for 14 awards to improve the leadership and effectiveness of current and aspiring principals and assistant principals in high-need school districts. Grants will be used to develop and expand innovative programs to recruit, train, and provide professional development opportunities for principals.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of 15 teachers as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the 2010-11 school year. Five teachers will become full-time employees at Education Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the others will continue as full-time teachers while working as fellows part time.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education made $437 million in Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant applications available for school districts, non profits and states. TIF grants support local projects that reward teachers, principals and other school personnel who improve student achievement. States, districts and non-profits partnering with states or districts are eligible to apply.
Thank you, President Moore, for that generous introduction and for this honorary degree, which I will treasure. I feel so honored to share the stage today with distinguished artists and great leaders like Vicki Kennedy, Professor Chinua Achebe, and Roz Chast.
This afternoon Secretary Duncan issued a letter to congressional leadership, supporting emergency funding legislation to help states and school districts save jobs. In recent weeks, Secretary Duncan has voiced concern for the hardships educators, schools and students would face if emergency funds do not become available.
U.S. Secretary of Education Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in a Video with his Favorite Teacher
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges his favorite teacher, Darlene McCampbell in a video released today on the Education Department's website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py46EaAscOA. In the video, Mrs. McCampbell joins the secretary to discuss the impact teachers have in student success and the positive role Mrs.