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July 21, 2009

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Report That Profiles Successful Pell Grant Recipients

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the release of the National Center for Education Statistics report A Profile of Successful Pell Grant Recipients: Time to Bachelor's Degree and Early Graduate School Enrollment.

June 17, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Expands Its Student Loan Servicing Capacity

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that four companies were awarded contracts to service a portion of the approximately $550 billion outstanding federal student loan portfolio held by the Department. The selected contractors will also service loans originated by and sold to the Department in the future.

July 17, 2009

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Highlight Agenda on Early Education and Support for Unprecedented Investment in Early Learning

Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighted the Obama Administration's blueprint to improve and strengthen early learning programs, and announced their support for efforts in Congress to answer the President's challenge to invest $10 billion in the Administration's early learning reforms.

July 17, 2009

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. Appointed Executive Director for White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

July 15, 2009

More Than $388 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Louisiana to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $388 million is now available for Louisiana 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.

July 15, 2009

More Than $81 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Montana to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $81 million is now available for Montana 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.

July 15, 2009

More Than $317 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Oklahoma to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $317 million is now available for Oklahoma 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.

July 17, 2009

Department to Showcase Winners' Works From Native American Student Artist Competition

Tradition is My Life, Education is My Future is this year's theme for the Office of Indian Education's 5th Annual Native American Student Artist Competition. The exhibit, 21 matted and framed art pieces and a book of essays, will open in the Department's lobby on July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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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.