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October 5, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards Nearly $2 Million to Tribal Education Agencies to Improve Education for American Indian and Alaska Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of four competitive grants totaling nearly $2 million to tribal education agencies (TEAs), under the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program.

April 8, 2013

Oregon to Receive $5.4 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Oregon will receive $5.4 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Oregon is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

October 12, 2011

A Tale of Two Theories of Education and Economic Growth

This is both an exciting and challenging time for Oregon’s educators, parents, and children.

Secretary Arne Duncan Visits Portland, Oregon

Secretary Arne Duncan talks with students at H.B. Lee Middle School in Portland, Oregon.
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."

Forest Grove High School (Transformation Model)

Forest Grove High School is the only high school in the town of Forest Grove and serves over 1900 students.  Starting in 2002, the school hired a new principal, who set high expectations for student achievement, emphasized data-driven decision-making and provided targeted professional development for all teachers.  Prior to 2002, fewer than half of students were meeting or exceedi

July 12, 2010

Oregon to Receive More Than $74 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $74,633,845 is now available for Oregon under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Oregon has received $1,091,491,291 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 3,600 education jobs from Jan.

July 7, 2010

Oregon to Receive $34.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oregon will receive $34.4 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.

April 28, 2009

$382 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Oregon to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $382 million is now available for Oregon 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.

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