District of Columbia
April 20, 2010
I am pleased that the Department is issuing this Dear Colleague letter on athletic programs today. I think this reaffirmation of longstanding policy will help to bolster Title IX and assure that educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance do not discriminate on the basis of sex.
April 14, 2010Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Regarding the FY 2011 Education Budget
Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Cochran, Members of the Subcommittee:
I planned to begin today by talking about education reform because there is a lot of good news to reportbut before I do I want to talk about education jobs.
April 2, 2010District of Columbia to Receive More Than $12 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive more than $12 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
March 18, 2010Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the House Appropriations Committee on the President's Proposals for the 2011 Education Budget and for the Reauthorization of ESEA
Chairman Obey, Ranking Member Tiahrt, Members of the Committee:
I want to begin by thanking you for what you have done to keep America's teachers in the classroom and to keep America's children learning.
March 17, 2010Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee on the Obama Administration's Blueprint for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Thank you Chairman Harkin, Senator Enzi, and members of the committee. It's an honor to be here today.
September 24, 2009
Good morning and thank you so much for coming today.
As you know, this is the first of a series of public conversations our department is holding here in DC on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
September 2, 2009
Thank you very much, John. John Wilson is a forceful and thoughtful advocate for HBCUsand he already has begun to reinvigorate the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
June 22, 2009
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called on charter school leaders to become active players in the national effort to turn around low-performing schools and to take aggressive actions to ensure their schools are held accountable for student results.
June 16, 2009$60 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Washington, D.C. to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $60 million is now available for Washington, D.C. 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. Washington, D.C.
June 4, 2009James H. Shelton, III, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, Testifies Before the House Committee on Education and Labor
Good morning Chairman Miller, Ranking Member McKeon and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the topic of Building on What Works at Charter Schools. Improving our education system is one of this Administration's highest priorities. Our goal is to improve education at every level for all students.