March 9, 2015U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches
Secretary Duncan issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches:
June 23, 2013Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Alabama 38 States and DC now Approved for Waivers
The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
September 3, 2010Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Tennessee Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive $149.5 million, Iowa will receive $96.5 million, Maine will receive $39 million, Massachusetts will receive $204 million, Nebraska will receive $58.9 million, and Tennessee will receive $195.9 million to support education jobs.
August 27, 2010
July 12, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $59,635,587 is now available for Alabama under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Alabama has received $1,477,581,506 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4,300 education jobs from Jan.
July 1, 2010U.S. Department of Education Awards More than $256,000 to Help University of Alabama in Huntsville Recover from Shooting of Three Faculty Members
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the University of Alabama in Huntsville a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, totaling more than $256,000, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a campus shooting that resulted in the death of three faculty members.
April 21, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive more than $58 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
April 7, 2010U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $137,000 to Help Three School Districts Recover from a Series of Student Suicides and a School Shooting
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded three new Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, totaling more than $137,000, to school districts in California, New Mexico and Alabama to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a series of student suicides and a middle school shooting.
March 8, 2010Crossing the Next Bridge: Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks on the 45th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama
It is a great honorand a sobering oneto speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Here, 45 years ago, a recalcitrant state and governor slowly, begrudgingly, were forced to make due on the American promise of equal opportunity.
July 1, 2009
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $656 million is now available for Alabama 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.