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Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan 1 p.m. Friday on $650 Million Investing in Innovation (i3) Grants

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Event Date 1: August 06, 2010 01:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the $650 million in grants that the Education Department is awarding through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.

A cross-section of 49 school districts, nonprofit education organizations and institutions of higher education have been selected from among nearly 1,700 applicants for potential funding under the i3 project. To receive a share of the $650 million, the winning applicants must secure a commitment for a 20 percent private sector match by Sept. 8.

The i3 fund, part of the historic $10 billion investment in school reform in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will support local efforts to start or expand research-based innovative programs that help close the achievement gap and improve outcomes for high-need students.

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Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Press conference call on winning i3 applicants
Dial-in: 888-790-3152
When : 1 p.m. Eastern time
Where : Friday, Aug. 6, 2010