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October 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Six State Grants to Promote Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of six state grants under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program. The grants will be awarded for up to four years, with approximately $1.5 million available for the first year of the projects.

September 1, 2010

Colorado, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Wisconsin Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Colorado will receive $159.5 million, Connecticut will receive $110.5 million, New Mexico will receive $64.9 million, and Wisconsin will receive $179.7 million to support education jobs.

June 16, 2010

Wisconsin to Receive Nearly $51 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wisconsin will receive $50,708,839 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.

May 28, 2010

Wisconsin to Receive More Than $236 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $236,721,210 is now available for Wisconsin under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Wisconsin has received $1,446,554,610 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,000 education jobs from Jan.

May 15, 2010

The Wisconsin Idea

Thank you, Chancellor Martin. It's a great pleasure and honor to be here today at the Kohl Center. But I admit to speaking with some trepidation. The truth is that the Badger Herald has set a high bar for my address.

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March 25, 2011

Wisconsin To Receive $6.75 Million To Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wisconsin will receive $6.75 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 29, 2009

U.S. Education Department Awards $82 Million in Charter School Grants to Five States to Increase Public School Options

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) today announced the award of five charter school grants, totaling $82 million, to state education agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Wisconsin to increase public school options in those states.

May 5, 2009

More Than $587 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for Wisconsin to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $587 million is now available for Wisconsin 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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