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June 22, 2009

More Than $213 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for New Mexico to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $213 million is now available for New Mexico 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 22, 2009

More Than $134.5 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for New Hampshire to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $134.5 million is now available for New Hampshire 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 22, 2009

More Than $70 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for North Dakota to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $70 million is now available for North Dakota 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, 2010

$191 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Nebraska to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $191 million is now available for Nebraska 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 22, 2009

Five States Chosen to Receive Technical Assistance in Developing 'Green' Career-Technical Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education and its National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) in Louisville, Ky., announced today the selection of five states to receive technical assistance from the center in developing green-focused "programs of study" in career and technical education.

The states are: Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon.

June 22, 2009

Secretary Duncan Urges Charters to Turn Around Schools, Improve Accountability

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called on charter school leaders to become active players in the national effort to turn around low-performing schools and to take aggressive actions to ensure their schools are held accountable for student results.

June 17, 2009

Professional Development Programs in Seven States Awarded Nearly $3.8 Million to Improve Indian Education

Education programs in seven states—Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota—have been selected to receive nearly $3.8 million to provide training programs to recruit and graduate new American Indian teachers and school administrators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.

June 17, 2009

Nearly $3.5 Million Awarded in Grants to Improve Education for Indian Children

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 14 grants totaling $3,404,882 to programs in 11 states that will help American Indian children succeed in school.

June 16, 2009

$60 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Washington, D.C. to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $60 million is now available for Washington, D.C. 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.  Washington, D.C.

June 15, 2009

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Results of NAEP Arts 2008 Assessment

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8: