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March 16, 2010

Office for Civil Rights Revamps Civil Rights Data Collection, Unveils New Web Site for Survey Data

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it will begin collecting new data to measure whether all students have equal educational opportunity and to inform its enforcement of federal civil rights laws.

March 16, 2010

Administration Announces Opening of Exam Window for National Financial Capability Challenge

Washington — Starting this week, students from across the country may begin the National Financial Capability Challenge for a chance to be recognized by the Obama Administration for their outstanding achievement.

March 15, 2010

Obama Administration's Education Reform Plan Emphasizes Flexibility, Resources and Accountability for Results

The Obama administration's blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) will support state and local efforts to help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.

March 12, 2010

West Virginia to Receive $21.9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that West Virginia will receive $21.9 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

March 11, 2010

Florida to Receive Nearly $729 million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $728,916,950 is now available for Florida under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Florida has received $4,444,352,773 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 24,000 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Iowa to Receive More Than $127 million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $127,503,336 is now available for Iowa under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Iowa has received $864,657,970 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 6,200 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Michigan to Receive Nearly $430 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $429,781,767 is now available for Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Michigan has received $2,765,006,656 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 9,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Utah to Receive More Than $129 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $129,552,001 is now available for Utah under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Utah has received $741,979,396 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,900 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 10, 2010

U.S. Education Department Announces Civil Rights Review of English Learner Students In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to step up enforcement of civil rights law on behalf of students in a speech in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Education announced its first formal civil rights enforcement action.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan Releases Application for $650 Million to Support Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department of Education's final priorities and the grant application for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).