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September 14, 2010

Eight States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eight 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."

June 9, 2010

Education and Destiny: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the 96th Annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference in Hampton, Virginia

Good morning. It's a great honor to be here today among America's faith leaders. It's an even greater honor to follow in the shoes of heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who spoke here in 1962.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, and draw inspiration from him.

June 2, 2010

Virginia to Receive More Than $324 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $324,675,748 is now available for Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Virginia has received $2,120,092,724 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 8,000 education jobs from Jan. 1 to March.

May 9, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the University of Richmond Commencement

To our graduates and to their families who supported them every step of the way, congratulations, I am honored to be with you today.

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April 15, 2010

Virginia to Receive $59.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Virginia will receive nearly $59.8 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.

February 17, 2010

Secretary Duncan, Congressman Connolly Visit Riverside Elementary for One Year Anniversary of Recovery Act

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly highlighted the positive impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at Riverside Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. To date, Virginia has received $1,372,041,529 in stimulus funding which has been used to support over 5,000 jobs and drive reform.

October 9, 2009

A Call to Teaching

It is a great honor and thrill to be here speaking to you today at the University of Virginia, at the university that Thomas Jefferson founded and in the famous Rotunda that Jefferson designed.

May 26, 2009

$806 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Virginia to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $806 million is now available for Virginia 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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