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May 24, 2010

New Hampshire to Receive More Than $54 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $54,200,505 is now available for New Hampshire under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Hampshire has received $323,098,532 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 200 education jobs from Oct.

May 20, 2010

Department Begins Competition for $437 Million in Teacher Incentive Fund Grants

Today, the U.S. Department of Education made $437 million in Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant applications available for school districts, non profits and states. TIF grants support local projects that reward teachers, principals and other school personnel who improve student achievement. States, districts and non-profits partnering with states or districts are eligible to apply.

May 20, 2010

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on NAEP Reading 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment

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

May 17, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 56th Anniversary of the Landmark Brown v. Board of Education Ruling

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the 56th anniversary of the May 17, 1954, Supreme Court ruling in the case known as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

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May 17, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Central Falls Agreement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the Central Falls agreement.

May 17, 2010

Minnesota to Receive More Than $220 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $220,403,088 is now available for Minnesota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Minnesota has received $1,308,304,524 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 6,000 education jobs from Oct.

May 13, 2010

Obama Administration Supports Emergency Funding to Save Teacher Jobs

This afternoon Secretary Duncan issued a letter to congressional leadership, supporting emergency funding legislation to help states and school districts save jobs. In recent weeks, Secretary Duncan has voiced concern for the hardships educators, schools and students would face if emergency funds do not become available.

May 13, 2010

Rhode Island to Receive More Than $44 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $44,521,007 is now available for Rhode Island under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Rhode Island has received $311,675,732 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 200 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 11, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Almost $50,000 to help a School District in Knoxville, Tennessee, Recover from a School Violence Incident

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee, almost $50,000 to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a school shooting in early February that left the principal and assistant principal seriously wounded.

May 11, 2010

Nevada to Receive More Than $107 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $107,053,560 is now available for Nevada under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Nevada has received $600,942,430 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,000 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.