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September 13, 2010

Ten States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that ten 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."

July 7, 2010

Michigan to Receive Nearly $136 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Michigan will receive nearly $136 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 11, 2010

Michigan to Receive Nearly $430 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $429,781,767 is now available for Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Michigan has received $2,765,006,656 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 9,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

June 3, 2009

More Than $1 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Michigan to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $1 billion is now available for Michigan 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.

May 13, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Takes "Listening and Learning" Tour to Detroit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan traveled to Detroit today to meet with students, community leaders and elected officials to hear their ideas for education reform and how the federal government can help advance reforms in their community and throughout the state. The trip was the Secretary's second stop on his "Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform" tour.

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