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October 22, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Puerto Rico

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

August 10, 2011

Puerto Rico to Receive $153.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Puerto Rico will receive $153.6 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

September 27, 2010

Puerto Rico to Receive More Than $174 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $174,814,813 is now available for Puerto Rico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Puerto Rico has received $1,816,574,596 through the ARRA.

May 28, 2009

$434 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Puerto Rico to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $434 million is now available for Puerto Rico 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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