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August 20, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Pennsylvania

The Obama Administration today approved the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.

June 27, 2011

Office of Educational Technology to Participate at ISTE Conference in Philadelphia

The Education Department's Office of Educational Technology (OET) will host booth #3212 and make several presentations at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia June 25-July1.

March 30, 2012

Pennsylvania to Receive $19.6 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $19.6 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

February 17, 2011

Duncan Announces Four Community College Regional Summits Aimed at Boosting College Completion

The U.S. Education Department will convene four community college regional summits in the next two months to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today.

TEACH Town Hall in Philadelphia

Secretary Duncan meets with Tony Danza
September 13, 2010

Arizona, Guam, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona will receive $211.8 million, Guam will receive $20 million, New Hampshire will receive $40.9 million, North Carolina will receive $298 million, Pennsylvania will receive $387.8 million, and Utah will receive $101 million to support education jobs.

August 2, 2010

Pennsylvania to Receive More Than $514 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $514,403,320 is now available for Pennsylvania under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Pennsylvania has received $3,466,058,936 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 10,000 education jobs from Jan.

June 9, 2010

Pennsylvania to Receive $141 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $141 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.

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