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April 8, 2013

Arkansas to Receive $5.3 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Arkansas will receive $5.3 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Arkansas is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

March 30, 2012

Arkansas to Receive $5.7 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arkansas will receive $5.7 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

September 13, 2010

Ten States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that ten states will receive millions of dollars to support education jobs.

"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

Central High School: Courageous as Ever

Little Rock Central High School
August 25, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas

Good evening.

It's an honor to be here tonight under the auspices of the Clinton library.

This institution not only embodies the spirit of public service at the heart of the 42nd President's legacy but also reminds us of the importance of education in society today.

August 11, 2010

Arkansas to Receive $40 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Aarkansas will receive $40 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.

May 10, 2010

Arkansas to Receive More Than $119 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $119,807,496 is now available for Arkansas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Arkansas has received $779,540,450 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

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