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March 7, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards More than $35,000 to Help Baltimore County's Perry Hall High School and Community Recover from School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Md., a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, totaling more than $35,000, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a school shooting in August—on the first day of school.

December 8, 2010

Education and the Language Gap: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Foreign Language Summit

It is an honor to be here at the University of Maryland which has worked closely with the Department of Education for more than 20 years to advance the teaching of languages such as Hebrew, Farsi, Chinese, and Russian.

November 30, 2010

Under Secretary of Education to Address Civic Engagement, 2020 Completion Goal at MDCC Presidents Convening

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will speak at the Maryland Campus Compact (MDCC) 2010 Presidents Convening in Owing Mills, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 12:40 p.m.

Celebrating American Education Week

Secretary Arne Duncan, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and NEA President.
September 14, 2010

Eight States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eight states will receive millions of dollars to support education jobs.

"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

September 3, 2010

Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Tennessee Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive $149.5 million, Iowa will receive $96.5 million, Maine will receive $39 million, Massachusetts will receive $204 million, Nebraska will receive $58.9 million, and Tennessee will receive $195.9 million to support education jobs.

June 4, 2010

Maryland to Receive More Than $237 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $237,493,405 is now available for Maryland under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Maryland has received $1,486,162,594 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,100 education jobs from Jan.

March 26, 2010

Maryland to Receive More Than $47 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Maryland will receive more than $47 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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