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April 7, 2010

New Mexico to Receive More Than $28 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Mexico will receive more than $28 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 7, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $137,000 to Help Three School Districts Recover from a Series of Student Suicides and a School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded three new Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, totaling more than $137,000, to school districts in California, New Mexico and Alabama to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a series of student suicides and a middle school shooting.

April 6, 2010

$350 Million Now Available to Help Consortia of States Create Next Generation of Assessments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has set aside up to $350 million of Race to the Top funds to support a consortia of states in developing and implementing a new generation of assessments.

April 6, 2010

Georgia to Receive More Than $122 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Georgia will receive more than $122 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 6, 2010

Iowa to Receive More Than $18 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Iowa will receive more than $18 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 6, 2010

Department of Education Schedules Tribal Official Consultation Meetings to Strengthen Government-to-Government Relations with Indian Tribes

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the first of several Regional Tribal Official consultations. Department officials will travel to Alaska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and New Mexico to strengthen government-to-government relations with Indian Tribes.

April 2, 2010

Texas to Receive Nearly $338 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive nearly $338 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 2, 2010

District of Columbia to Receive More Than $12 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive more than $12 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

April 1, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Praises Philanthropic and Nonprofit Support for Rural Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today, praising a partnership between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Rural School and Community Trust to increase participation and the number of successful models offered by rural schools in the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund grant competition.

April 1, 2011

Nebraska to Receive $2.43 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nebraska will receive $2.43 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the SIG program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.