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July 14, 2009

School Districts in 38 States Receive $116 Million in Grants to Help Improve Teaching of American History

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 123 school districts in 38 states have been awarded $116 million in new grants to help schools improve the teaching of American history.

July 13, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards $26.5 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Active

As a result of $26.5 million in awards from the U.S. Department of Education, more children will have access to physical education programs and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The Carol M.

July 10, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $32.8 Million to Promote Safe Schools, Healthy Students

More than $32.8 million in grants have been awarded to 18 states and the District of Columbia as part of a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to support schools in creating safer and healthier learning environments.

July 10, 2009

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Begins a Series of "Community Conversations"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Juan Sepulveda, Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, is beginning a series of community conversations next week in Texas.

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July 9, 2009

Obama Administration Calls on Nation to Begin Planning and Preparing for Fall Flu Season & the New HIN1 Virus

The Obama Administration sent a strong message to the nation today that it is time to start planning and preparing for the fall flu season and the ongoing HIN1 flu outbreak and that the federal government is prepared to commit resources, training, and new tools to help state and local governments and America's families get ready.

July 9, 2009

More Than $5 Million Awarded in College Assistance Migrant Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 13 grants totaling $5,363,734 to programs in nine states that will help migrant students enter and succeed in college.

July 9, 2009

More Than $7 Million Awarded in High School Equivalency Program Grants for Migrant Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 16 grants totaling $7,159,488 to programs in 11 states that will help migrant students obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and then go on to either work or postsecondary education.

July 9, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards $26 Million to School Districts to Improve Readiness and Emergency Response Plans

School districts across the country will be able to improve and strengthen their emergency management plans as a result of $26 million in grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education.

July 9, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $9.7 Million to Higher Education Institutions for Emergency Management Plans

Twenty six colleges and universities will be able to develop and strengthen their emergency management plans as a result of more than $9.7 million in Emergency Management for Higher Education discretionary grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education, with assistance from the U.S.