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August 12, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Maine

The Obama administration today approved the state of Maine for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

June 30, 2011

Maine to Receive $2 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Maine will receive $2 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

King Middle School - Portland Maine

King Middle School
July 12, 2010

Maine to Receive $13 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Maine will receive $13 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.

June 28, 2010

Maine to Receive More Than $52 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $52,222,609 is now available for Maine under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Maine has received $348,949,045 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 350 education jobs from Jan.

April 28, 2009

Nearly $130 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Maine to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nearly $130 million is now available for Maine 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.

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