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It’s Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Basketball Is?

That’s the operative question for nearly 150 young men on San Antonio’s East Side this summer who are participating in the inaugural season of Midnight Basketball at the Davis-Scott Family YMCA. As part of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood, which received one of five Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants in 2011, the new league’s dozen teams compete on Friday and Saturday nights through August 4.

At the heart of all Promise Neighborhoods is the collaboration among diverse community organizations – public and private, non-profit and for-profit, secular and faith-based, academic and extracurricular – and the East Side collaborative, led by the United Way of Antonio and Bexar County, that is making the summer league possible exemplifies that principle. The San Antonio Police Athletic League organized the overall effort, but relied on area churches to recruit the players, who range in age from 17 to 23. The teams’ jerseys were donated by Generations Federal Credit Union and other assistance is coming from the Spurs Sports & Entertainment, which is investing in the Eastside Promise Neighborhood on behalf of San Antonio’s professional basketball organization. In keeping with its goal of ensuring that local students feel safe in their schools and community, $15,000 of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood grant is supporting the summer league. The new league attracted local and statewide media attention, including coverage by KSAT12 News and Texas Public Radio

April 9, 2012

The 2012 Race to the Top Fund Continues Investments in Statewide Systems of High Quality Early Education Programs

The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that $133 million from the 2012 Race to the Top fund will be available for continued investments in state-level, comprehensive early education reform.

October 6, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Awards $47 Million in TRIO Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $46,925,156 million in TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program grants to 128 grantees in 44 states, as well as Puerto Rico, to provide counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to enter, or continue, a program of postsecondary education.

September 30, 2011

Education Department Awards Nearly $2.9 Million to Colleges and Universities to Strengthen Minority Participation in STEM-Related Fields

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 12 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations will receive $2,898,578 in grants to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

September 29, 2011

Education Department Awards $11.5 Million in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today $11.5 million in grants to help train educators to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

September 28, 2011

$7.7 Million in Grants Awarded to Eight States to Improve Training Systems to Help Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $7.7 million in grants to eight states to improve training systems to help students with disabilities. The winning states are: Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wyoming.

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May 18, 2011

U.S. Department of Education officials to keynote Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Conferences in Chicago

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris will address the 2011 Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

August 6, 2010

Education Secretary Duncan Announces $115.3 Million for 124 Grants to Improve Teaching of American History

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $115.3 million to 124 school districts to improve the quality of teaching American history in our nation's schools.

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