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June 1, 2009

More Than $316 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Iowa to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $316 million is now available for Iowa 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.

June 1, 2009

Duncan Appoints William J. Taggart to Lead Federal Student Aid Office

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of William J. Taggart as chief operating officer (COO) of the department's Federal Student Aid office (FSA).

"Taggart is an inspiring leader, and he has the deep operational experience critical to maintaining and improving the major systems at FSA," Secretary Duncan said.

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May 28, 2009

Montana Students Call For Higher Standards On Listening Tour

Billings, Montana — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, May 27, as part of his “Listening and Learning” tour. He was joined by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Sen. Jon Tester and Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

May 28, 2009

$434 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Puerto Rico to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $434 million is now available for Puerto Rico 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 28, 2009

Statement by Secretary Duncan Regarding Report on 'The Condition of Education'

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has issued the following statement in response to “The Condition of Education” report for 2009 released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES):

May 27, 2009

Middle-Class Task Force Announces Agency Partnerships to Build a Strong Middle Class Through a Green Economy

Denver — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Department's participation in new agency partnerships to foster job growth for a new green economy at Tuesday's meeting of the Middle-Class Task Force in Denver. Along with the Secretary of Labor Hilda L.

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May 27, 2009

More Than $666 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Massachusetts to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $666 million is now available for Massachusetts 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 27, 2009

$672 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Washington to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $672 million is now available for Washington 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 26, 2009

$806 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Virginia to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $806 million is now available for Virginia 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 26, 2009

$165 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Idaho to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $165 million is now available for Idaho 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.

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