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April 8, 2013

Florida to Receive $26.8 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Florida will receive $26.8 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Florida is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

July 22, 2011

Department Officials Meet with Florida Representatives to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan

A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education’s Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Tallahassee to meet with representatives from the Florida’s Race to the Top team today for an on-site program review.

July 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Awards $49 Million in Charter School Grants to Florida and New York to Increase Public School Options

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of two charter school grants, totaling $49 million, to increase public school options in Florida and New York.

November 30, 2010

Department Officials to Open Federal Student Aid Annual Conference in Orlando

Three top U.S. Department of Education officials will kick off the 2010 Federal Student Aid (FSA) annual conference when they present opening remarks at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Secretary Duncan Visits Tampa, Florida

School band performing at Secretary's visit to Tampa schools

Secretary Duncan Visits Jacksonville, Florida

Secretary Arne Duncan visited Jacksonville, where he joined U.S. Rep. Corrine Br
September 9, 2010

Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Florida will receive $554.8 million, Hawaii will receive $39 million, Missouri will receive $189.7 million, Ohio will receive $361 million, Puerto Rico will receive $129 million, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will receive $8 million to support education jobs.

July 2, 2010

Florida to Receive $170.2 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Florida will receive $170.2 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.

March 11, 2010

Florida to Receive Nearly $729 million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $728,916,950 is now available for Florida under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Florida has received $4,444,352,773 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 24,000 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

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