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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."

June 30, 2010

West Virginia to Receive More Than $71 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $71,930,420 is now available for West Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, West Virginia has received $542,403,659, through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 700 education jobs from Jan.

June 28, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Issued the Following Statement on the Death of Sen. Robert Byrd:

"I was saddened by the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd. He was a legendary figure in the history of the United States Senate and of our country. I was deeply honored to get to know him and work with him.

March 12, 2010

West Virginia to Receive $21.9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that West Virginia will receive $21.9 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, 2011

West Virginia to Receive $3.32 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that West Virginia will receive $3.32 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 School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

July 1, 2009

$178.5 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for West Virginia to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $178.5 million is now available for West 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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