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April 20, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Announces Appointments at the U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Robert Shireman as deputy undersecretary and Massie Ritsch as deputy assistant secretary for External Affairs and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

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April 17, 2009

Nearly $4 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for California to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nearly $4 billion is now available for California under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

April 13, 2009

$108.8 Million in Stimulus Funds Available for Targeted School Construction and Homeless Student Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $108.8 million in funding for targeted students and communities is now available to states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Today's announcement follows the first $44 billion in education-related Recovery funds made available on April 1.

April 9, 2009

Secretary Duncan Announces Appointment of Glenn Cummings as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational & Adult Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Glenn Cummings as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational & Adult Education, where he will help administer, and coordinate programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

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April 6, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Announces New England Regional Teacher Leadership Initiative

Four of the U.S. Department of Education's Classroom Teaching Ambassadors from Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have launched a new effort, the New England Regional Teacher Leadership Initiative, to help teachers have a voice in education policy development.

April 1, 2009

$44 Billion in Stimulus Funds Available to Drive Education Reforms and Save Teaching Jobs

Capitol Heights, Md. — Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion for states and schools is now available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

March 16, 2009

Saving Jobs, Education Reform Focus of Tuesday TV Show

The U.S. Department of Education will devote a special edition of its monthly TV show, "Education News Parents Can Use," to examining how the recently enacted stimulus package can help save or create jobs and promote education reform.

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March 12, 2009

Secretary Duncan Announces Appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as Senior Advisor

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as senior advisor to the department, where he will conduct outreach to teachers and teacher organizations.

March 7, 2009

Education Department to Distribute $44 Billion in Stimulus Funds in 30 to 45 Days

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days.