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April 11, 2013

Montana to Receive $1.5 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Montana will receive $1.5 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Montana is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

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 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $50,000 to Help Poplar Elementary School District Recover from Multiple Student Suicides

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded Poplar Elementary School District #9 in rural Poplar, Montana, a $50,000 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following the suicide death of five students at Poplar Middle School last school year.

July 22, 2010

Montana to Receive $11.5 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Montana will receive $11.5 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.

May 28, 2010

Montana to Receive More Than $40 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $40,137,322 is now available for Montana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Montana has received $253,765,375 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,500 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 26, 2011

Montana to Receive $1.7 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Montana will receive $1.7 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.

July 15, 2009

More Than $81 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Montana to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $81 million is now available for Montana 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 28, 2009

Montana Students Call For Higher Standards On Listening Tour

Billings, Montana — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, May 27, as part of his “Listening and Learning” tour. He was joined by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Sen. Jon Tester and Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

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