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March 11, 2010

Iowa to Receive More Than $127 million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $127,503,336 is now available for Iowa under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Iowa has received $864,657,970 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 6,200 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Michigan to Receive Nearly $430 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $429,781,767 is now available for Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Michigan has received $2,765,006,656 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 9,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Utah to Receive More Than $129 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $129,552,001 is now available for Utah under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Utah has received $741,979,396 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,900 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 10, 2010

U.S. Education Department Announces Civil Rights Review of English Learner Students In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to step up enforcement of civil rights law on behalf of students in a speech in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Education announced its first formal civil rights enforcement action.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan Releases Application for $650 Million to Support Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department of Education's final priorities and the grant application for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Outline Education Equity Agenda at Selma Commemoration of Historic March

SELMA, Ala. -- In a major speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today will address the challenges of ensuring equity, equal educational opportunity and access before a group of students, community leaders and elected officials.

March 8, 2010

Ohio to Receive More Than $483 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $483,024,288 is now available for Ohio under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Ohio has received $2,986,873,388 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 11,800 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 8, 2010

New Mexico to Receive Nearly $86 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $85,944,012 is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Mexico has received $577,767,216 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 5, 2010

Secretary Duncan helps WNET.ORG Commemorate Five Years of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning

New York, NY – Today’s national leadership has made education a top priority, highlighting the need to prepare America’s students to successfully compete in the global economy.

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March 4, 2010

16 Finalists Announced in Phase 1 of Race to the Top Competition Finalists to Present in Mid-March; Winners Announced in Early April

Today the Department of Education announced that 15 states and the District of Columbia will advance as finalists for phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the Department's $4.35 billion effort to dramatically re-shape America's educational system to better engage and prepare our students for success in a competitive 21st century economy and workplace.

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