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February 1, 2010

President's Education Budget Signals Bold Changes for ESEA

President Obama's 2011 education budget signals a bold new direction for federal K-12 education policy with more competitive funding, more flexibility and a focus on the reforms likely to have the greatest impact on student success.

February 1, 2010

Recovery Act Recipients Report Funding Continues to Support over 300,000 Education Jobs

On Jan. 30, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board released job numbers showing that Recovery Act education funding played a significant role in stabilizing the nation's economy and in staving off a major fiscal crisis in 2009.

January 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Report on Use of Data Systems to Support Reform

States and districts are making significant progress in building educational data systems and are starting to use that valuable data to change classroom practice and improve student achievement, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education.

January 19, 2010

40 States, D.C., Submit Applications in Phase 1 Race to the Top Competition

Today the Department of Education announced that 40 states and the District of Columbia submitted applications to be considered for Phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the department's $4.35 billion fund 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.

January 15, 2010

Duncan Speaks at Dr. King's Church on 81st Birthday of the Legendary Civil Rights Leader

To a full house of more than 1000 elementary, high school and college students who gathered to celebrate the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged America to realize King's vision through education.

January 15, 2010

Statement in Support of the People of Haiti

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement in support of the people of Haiti:

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December 28, 2009

Education Department Announces Second Round of Public Meetings Seeking Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will hold a second round of public input meetings to listen to and learn from assessment experts and practitioners. To date the department has convened seven meetings in three cities (Boston, Atlanta and Denver).

December 17, 2009

Duncan Appoints Six Members to National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department’s six appointments to the newly constituted National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

December 16, 2009

Department of Education Video Highlights School Counselor Jobs Saved in Fairfax County, Va

The U.S. Department of Education today released a six-minute video about three school counselors whose jobs were saved by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDjlB9l8O7Y.

December 10, 2009

Three Students Win Video Contest Hosted by U.S. Department of Education and YouTube

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the following students are winners of its “I Am What I Learn” video contest: Rene Harris, Alex Hughes and Jordan Lederman.

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