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June 2, 2010

Finding Your Passion: Remarks by Secretary Arne Duncan at the Benjamin Banneker High School Commencement

Good afternoon, students, parents and teachers.

I am here today to celebrate your success and Banneker's success. They often say that success has many parents.

Your success is earned, first of all, from your hard work and perseverance -- qualities that are in each of you -- and so I begin by saluting you, the class of 2010.

May 28, 2010

District of Columbia to Receive More Than $24 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $24,126,447 is now available for D.C. under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, D.C. has received $186,512,952 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 500 education jobs from Jan.

May 3, 2010

Looking in the Mirror

Thank you for that gracious introduction President DeGioia—and thanks to Parenting magazine for sponsoring not only this special event but for honoring the critical importance of parental involvement in our nation's schools.

April 20, 2010

The Importance of Title IX

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, 2010

Secretary 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 report—but before I do I want to talk about education jobs.

April 2, 2010

District 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, 2010

Secretary 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.

September 24, 2009

Reauthorization of ESEA: Why We Can't Wait

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

HBCUs and Higher Education: Beyond the Iron Triangle

Thank you very much, John. John Wilson is a forceful and thoughtful advocate for HBCUs—and he already has begun to reinvigorate the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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