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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.

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 2, 2009

Secretary Duncan Challenges National Education Association to Accelerate School Reforms

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today praised the National Education Association for its effort to improve the quality of the education workforce and challenged the union to reevaluate some of its policies on compensating teachers and offering them job protections.

July 2, 2009

Secretary Duncan Challenges National Education Association to Accelerate School Reforms

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today praised the National Education Association for its effort to improve the quality of the education workforce and challenged the union to reevaluate some of its policies on compensating teachers and offering them job protections.

July 1, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Announces Relief for Federal Student Loan Borrowers

Starting July 1, a new repayment option is available that makes monthly payments more affordable for Americans with heavy federal student loan burdens. The new Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan protects borrowers by linking payments to income and family size. A related new program offers additional benefits to those working in public service jobs.

July 1, 2009

More Than $625 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for South Carolina to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $625 million is now available for South Carolina 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 1, 2009

More Than $297 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Arkansas to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $297 million is now available for Arkansas 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 1, 2009

More Than $2.7 Billion Will Be Made Available Early to States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $2.7 billion is being made available early to help states as they face increasing budgetary pressures.

July 1, 2009

$129 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Hawaii to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $129 million is now available for Hawaii 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.