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April 8, 2013

Illinois to Receive $22.2 Million to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Illinois will receive $22.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Illinois is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

March 30, 2012

Illinois to Receive $23.6 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $23.6 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

May 18, 2011

U.S. Department of Education officials to keynote Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Conferences in Chicago

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris will address the 2011 Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

April 18, 2011

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Chicago's New Education Team and Proposed Reforms in Illinois

“I want to commend Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel for choosing a diverse and outstanding team to lead the Chicago Public Schools and take education reform forward. Like many schools districts, Chicago faces considerable educational and budgetary challenges, but the people announced today bring tremendous experience, knowledge and commitment to the job.

October 14, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces $27 Million for Three Ready-to-Learn Television Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced three awards totaling $27 million for projects to improve educational opportunities for young learners through innovative technology. Grants will be used to develop and deliver high-quality, age-appropriate, educational content to increase the early literacy and mathematics skills of young children age two through eight years old.

American Bar Association Conference

American Bar Association Conference

HistoryMakers: A Night with John Rogers

HistoryMakers: A Night with John Rogers
October 2, 2010

Attorneys and the Higher Calling: Secretary Duncan's Remarks to the American Bar Association Litigation Section, Chicago, Illinois

It's great to be back in Chicago. There seems to be a lot going on here these days. . . And it is great to see so many friends and leaders from the bar who have fought tirelessly to close achievement gaps and advance educational equity in our nation's schools.

August 30, 2010

Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, and South Dakota Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $415.4 million, Kansas will receive $92.5 million, Nevada will receive $83.1 million, and South Dakota will receive $26.3 million to support education jobs.

August 11, 2010

Illinois to Receive $146.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $146.6 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.

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