August 19, 2009
Orlando, FL -- Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today visited Jackson Middle School in Orlando, highlighting how the Recovery Act is saving tens of thousands of teaching jobs and providing the resources necessary to prepare American students for the 21st century economy.
August 18, 2009
Washington, D.C. The NAMM Foundation announced that it hosted a live, public teleconference today with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss his recent letter sent to school and education community leaders outlining the importance of the arts as a core academic subject in U.S.
August 18, 2009U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Release of the U.S. Students' Rankings on International Assessments of Student Achievement
Today's report is another wake-up call that our students are treading the waters of academic achievement while other countries' students are swimming faster and farther. Our students have stagnated educationally, putting our long-term economic security at risk.
August 17, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today regarding Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's announcement that he will not seek re–election:
August 14, 2009
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and civil rights leader Al Sharpton will join Education Secretary Arne Duncan on a tour of four cities to highlight the Obama administration's efforts to reform public education, spur innovation and discuss challenges facing America's school systems.
August 14, 2009Education Secretary Arne Duncan Proposes to Allow States to Use Up to $41 Million of Existing Title I and IDEA Funds to Effectively Administer, Monitor and Report Use of ARRA Funds
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Education Department will publish a proposal in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug.
August 12, 2009
Four Cabinet secretaries brought the Obama Administration's Rural Tour to rural Alaska today, with stops in Bethel and Hooper Bay, representing the largest Cabinet-level delegation to visit the state.
August 11, 2009Anchorage Receiving $1.2 Million Grant to Keep Alaska Native Students in School on Path to College and Careers
Providing targeted support to end the high school dropout crisis and support Alaska's rural communities, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced plans to award a three-year, $1.2 million grant to support Project Puqigtut in Anchorage public schools.
August 11, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the news of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's passing. Eunice--inspired by her sister Rosemary--devoted most of her adult life to helping young people with disabilities reach their highest potential. Eunice understood that every young person can achieve when given a chance.
August 7, 2009
Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.