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September 30, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Texas

The Obama administration today approved the State of Texas 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.

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.

October 21, 2010

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Deliver Opening Remarks at Annual Career Conference in Dallas

On Thursday, Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, will deliver opening remarks at the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.

August 10, 2010

Texas To Receive More Than $1 Billion In Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $1,072,589,804 is now available for Texas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Texas has received $7,439,690,398 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 28,000 education jobs from Jan.

April 2, 2010

Texas to Receive Nearly $338 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive nearly $338 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 1, 2011

Texas to Receive $51.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive $51.4 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 SIG program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.

July 24, 2009

More Than $2 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Texas to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $2 billion is now available for Texas 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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