October 28, 2014U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of South Orange-Maplewood, N.J., School District Civil Rights Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of South Orange & Maplewood, New Jersey, to resolve a compliance review that examined whether black students are provided an equal opportunity to access and participate in advanced and higher-level learning opportunities.
August 12, 2013U.S. Department Of Education to Visit Schools in New York And New Jersey on the Next Leg of 'Education Built To Last' Facilities Best Practices Tour
Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will visit four ED-Green Ribbon Schools in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 13 to see and discuss ways that school facilities can enhance the conditions of learning.
April 10, 2012New Jersey to Receive $10.4 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that New Jersey will receive $10.4 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) progra. New Jersey is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.
May 13, 2011Education Secretary Duncan to Visit McManus Middle School to Celebrate Ticket to Reading Rewards Program of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address students, teachers and administrators at McManus Middle School at an event celebrating the school's participation in the Ticket to Reading Rewards (TTRR) program at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, in Linden, N.J.
September 13, 2010
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."
April 8, 2010
March 26, 2010New Jersey to Receive More Than $66 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Jersey will receive more than $66 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
February 12, 2010
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $359,150,805 is now available for New Jersey under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Jersey has received over $2 billion through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 16,000 education jobs from Oct.
June 5, 2009
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today took his "Listening and Learning: A Conversation about Education Reform" tour to New Jersey.