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May 7, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Announces Budget That Advances Reform While Cutting Waste

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates to correct total budget proposal ($46.7 billion), FY 2009 appropriation for Teacher Incentive Fund ($97 million) and maximum Pell grant award ($5,550).

May 5, 2009

More Than $587 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for Wisconsin to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $587 million is now available for Wisconsin 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.

May 5, 2009

Education Secretary Launches National Discussion on Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to 15 or more states in the coming months to solicit feedback from a broad group of stakeholders around federal education policy in anticipation of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

May 4, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.8 Million in Transition to Teaching Grants, Bringing New Teachers to Schools Needing Them Most

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a total of $6,857,548 to 14 teacher training programs through the department's Transition to Teaching program. The program supports efforts to recruit mid-career professionals and recent college graduates with degrees in areas other than education and then to help these recruits become teachers through alternative certification methods.

May 4, 2009

2009 Presidential Scholars Announced

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the selection of 141 outstanding high school seniors as the 2009 Presidential Scholars. The students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, and community service.

April 29, 2009

Statement from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Regarding Flu and Its Impact on Schools

The following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the recent flu outbreak and its impact on schools.

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April 28, 2009

More Than $547 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Minnesota to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $547 million is now available for Minnesota 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 28, 2009

More Than $321 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Mississippi to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $321 million is now available for Mississippi 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 28, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues statement on 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress Trend Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2008 Nation's Report Card: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trends in Academic Progress:

April 28, 2009

Nearly $130 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Maine to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nearly $130 million is now available for Maine 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.