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March 10, 2010

U.S. Education Department Announces Civil Rights Review of English Learner Students In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to step up enforcement of civil rights law on behalf of students in a speech in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Education announced its first formal civil rights enforcement action.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan Releases Application for $650 Million to Support Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department of Education's final priorities and the grant application for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Outline Education Equity Agenda at Selma Commemoration of Historic March

SELMA, Ala. -- In a major speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today will address the challenges of ensuring equity, equal educational opportunity and access before a group of students, community leaders and elected officials.

March 8, 2010

Ohio to Receive More Than $483 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $483,024,288 is now available for Ohio under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Ohio has received $2,986,873,388 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 11,800 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 8, 2010

New Mexico to Receive Nearly $86 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $85,944,012 is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Mexico has received $577,767,216 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 5, 2010

Secretary Duncan helps WNET.ORG Commemorate Five Years of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning

New York, NY – Today’s national leadership has made education a top priority, highlighting the need to prepare America’s students to successfully compete in the global economy.

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March 4, 2010

16 Finalists Announced in Phase 1 of Race to the Top Competition Finalists to Present in Mid-March; Winners Announced in Early April

Today the Department of Education announced that 15 states and the District of Columbia will advance as finalists for phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the Department's $4.35 billion effort 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.

February 24, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Makes Public State-by-State Restraint and Seclusion Information

Today, the Department posted a summary of state laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines regarding the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in schools: http://www.ed.gov/policy/seclusion/seclusion-state-summary.html. The summary is a result of U.S.

February 24, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Priorities for Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act

Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a statement supporting the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act to reduce hunger and improve the health and nutrition of our nation's children.

February 18, 2010

Illinois to Receive Nearly $555 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $554,773,126 is now available for Illinois under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Illinois has received over $3,425,822,290 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 2,600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.