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July 10, 2009

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Begins a Series of "Community Conversations"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Juan Sepulveda, Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, is beginning a series of community conversations next week in Texas.

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July 9, 2009

More Than $7 Million Awarded in High School Equivalency Program Grants for Migrant Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 16 grants totaling $7,159,488 to programs in 11 states that will help migrant students obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and then go on to either work or postsecondary education.

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 9, 2009

More Than $5 Million Awarded in College Assistance Migrant Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 13 grants totaling $5,363,734 to programs in nine states that will help migrant students enter and succeed in college.

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 $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.