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September 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit St. Louis as Part of 2012 Cross-Country Back-to-School Bus Tour Promoting Education

As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour, Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Department’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will visit St. Louis on Thursday, Sept.

September 19, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Officials to Visit Kansas City, Mo., as Part of 2012 Cross-Country Back-to-School Bus Tour Promoting Education

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin will visit Garfield Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., where he will participate in a roundtable discussion with educators about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The event at Garfield Elementary is part of the U.S.

May 30, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Visit CAPS Program of Blue Valley School District in Overland Park and Address Rural States Network's Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will visit the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) on Wednesday at Noon CT in Overland Park, Kan., and address the Rural States Network annual meeting on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. CT in Kansas City, Mo.

May 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $800,000 to Help Joplin School District Recover from 2011 Deadly Tornado

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students, formerly the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, has awarded Joplin Schools in Joplin, Missouri, an Extended Services Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $818,185 to continue assistance for ongoing recovery efforts following a deadly tornado that ripped through the state last year.

April 5, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards Joplin Schools Nearly $50,000 to Support Local Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Joplin Schools a $49,780 Project SERV grant to help provide local students and education staff with academic and mental health services following the Category 5 tornado that struck the Joplin community on May 22, 2011.

September 22, 2011

Secretaries Duncan, Napolitano to Highlight Recovery Efforts during Visit to Joplin

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Rich Serino will visit Joplin, Mo., on Thursday to meet with students, teachers and faculty as well as local officials and receive an update on how the Joplin community is continuing to recover from the May 2011 tornado.

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.

May 5, 2011

Missouri to Receive $8.9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Missouri will receive $8.9 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.

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