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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.

June 22, 2009

Secretary Duncan Urges Charters to Turn Around Schools, Improve Accountability

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, 2009

James 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.

June 3, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan Testifies on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request Before the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget for the Department of Education, and to talk with you about how together we can lay the foundation for a generation of reform that can restore American leadership in education.

May 20, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan Testifies Before the House Education and Labor Committee

Thank you Chairman Miller, Representative McKeon, and all the members of the committee for the invitation to be here today. It is my pleasure to share with you President Obama's plan for American education. It is a comprehensive plan that meets the educational needs of our youngest citizens from cradle to career.

March 12, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan Testifies Before the House Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testifed before the House Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education. Following is his prepared opening statement:

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:

February 9, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan Speaks at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered remarks today at the American Council on Education's (ACE) 2009 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The ACE represents accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education in the U.S. Together, ACE member institutions represent almost 80 percent of today's college students.

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