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March 16, 2009

Saving Jobs, Education Reform Focus of Tuesday TV Show

The U.S. Department of Education will devote a special edition of its monthly TV show, "Education News Parents Can Use," to examining how the recently enacted stimulus package can help save or create jobs and promote education reform.

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March 12, 2009

Secretary Duncan Announces Appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as Senior Advisor

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as senior advisor to the department, where he will conduct outreach to teachers and teacher organizations.

March 7, 2009

Education Department to Distribute $44 Billion in Stimulus Funds in 30 to 45 Days

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days.

March 6, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden Visit Miami Dade College to Discuss Improving Nation's Education System and the Importance of Community Colleges in Job Creation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden today held a panel discussion with students at Miami Dade College to exchange ideas on improving the nation's higher education system and the importance of community colleges in job creation. Duncan and Biden also discussed how funds from the stimulus package will help make college more affordable for families.

February 26, 2009

Education Secretary Duncan Highlights Budget Proposals to Increase College Access and Affordability

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today highlighted provisions of the Department of Education's proposed FY 2010 budget overview that would dramatically expand student financial aid while making it simpler, more reliable and more efficient. "We need to invest in our economic future and enable our kids to compete in today's global environment.

February 19, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Announces State-by-State Dollars in New York

The U.S. Department of Education posted on-line state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to release a significant share of the $100 billion in funding in time to avert teacher layoffs.

February 19, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Charter School in New York City, Discusses State-by-State Estimates

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today visited Explore Charter School in Brooklyn to discuss the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in saving jobs and advancing reforms. He discussed the state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the stimulus bill and set a goal of releasing a third of the more than $100 billion in funding within 30 days.

February 18, 2009

Duncan Hails Passage of President's Stimulus Package, Cites "Historic Opportunity to Create Jobs and Advance Reform"

Education Secretary Arne Duncan today called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) a "historic opportunity to create jobs and advance education reform." He credited the "leadership of the President and the Congress in laying groundwork for a generation of education reform and economic opportunity."

February 12, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan's Statement Regarding the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the following statement regarding the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):

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