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December 17, 2009

Duncan Appoints Six Members to National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department’s six appointments to the newly constituted National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

December 16, 2009

Department of Education Video Highlights School Counselor Jobs Saved in Fairfax County, Va

The U.S. Department of Education today released a six-minute video about three school counselors whose jobs were saved by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDjlB9l8O7Y.

December 10, 2009

Three Students Win Video Contest Hosted by U.S. Department of Education and YouTube

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the following students are winners of its “I Am What I Learn” video contest: Rene Harris, Alex Hughes and Jordan Lederman.

December 10, 2009

Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Joint Study on School Crime and Safety

"The study released today shines a light on a problem too often in the dark—youth violence. Schools should be safe havens where young people can learn and prosper, and anything less than that is unacceptable. We've met with students affected by the fatal beating of Derrion Albert in Chicago and brought teens struggling with the issue of dating violence here to Washington.

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December 10, 2009

Duncan Calls on State Legislators to Lift Barriers to Reform

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged state legislators to become leaders of the school reform movement and urged them to carefully review their education codes to identify places where state law is impeding reform.

December 9, 2009

Using Technology and Personal Touch, Department of Education Opens Government

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education have embraced President Obama’s vision of an open government. The secretary has travelled the country to listen to people’s ideas for education reform, and the department is using technology to provide the public with data to track federal spending and to evaluate colleges and universities.

December 8, 2009

Statement by Secretary Duncan on NAEP Math 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4 and 8:

December 3, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder Meet with Youth Leaders and Their Parents to Discuss Teen Dating Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Justice Department’s year-long commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder met today with teen leaders, their parents and program directors from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships.

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December 3, 2009

Applications Now Available for $3.5 Billion in Title I School Improvement Grants to Turn Around Nation's Lowest Achieving Public Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the final requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools. The applications are now available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/sif/applicant.html and are due into the Department of Education by Feb. 8, 2010.

November 24, 2009

Athletes Highlight Education as Key to Their Success

Shane Battier and Myron Rolle taped video addresses for the “I Am What I Learn” video contest, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and YouTube. In their videos, they each describe the role education plays in their lives, and they encourage students to dedicate themselves to their own education.