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May 5, 2010

Department Proposes Doubling Federal Funding for Parental Engagement

This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Education Department's proposal to double the amount of federal dollars set aside for family involvement. The Department also proposed allowing states to use federal funds to hold a competition to generate the best local ideas on family involvement.

May 3, 2010

2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars Announced

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the selection of 141 outstanding high school seniors as the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. U.S.

May 3, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Announces National FFA Advisor Larry Case Will Retire

The United States Department of Education announced today that National FFA advisor Larry D. Case will retire from his position in the federal government, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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May 3, 2010

Nebraska to Receive More Than $77 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $77,205,456 is now available for Nebraska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Nebraska has received $471,635,192 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,700 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 30, 2010

Top-Scoring National Financial Capability Challenge Students Ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE

Information about Participating Students and State-specific Performance is Available at www.challenge.treas.gov

April 30, 2010

Vermont to Receive $8.5 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Vermont will receive $8.5 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.

April 30, 2010

New York to Receive More Than $308 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New York will receive more than $308 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.

April 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Opens Competition for Promise Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the Promise Neighborhood program, the first federal initiative to put education at the center of comprehensive efforts to fight poverty in urban and rural areas.

April 29, 2010

51 Moms Win Trips to D.C. to Represent Their States at Parenting Magazine's Mom Congress on Education, Learning Conference

WASHINGTON – Parenting magazine and Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies will kick off the first annual Mom Congress™ on Education and Learning Conference May 2 in Washington, D.C.

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April 29, 2010

12 Major Foundations Commit $500 Million to Education Innovation in Concert with U.S. Education Department's $650 Million "Investing In Innovation" Fund

To dramatically improve student learning outcomes, 12 national foundations have committed $500 million in 2010 funds to leverage the U.S.