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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.

May 10, 2010

Louisiana to Receive More Than $191 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $191,265,519 is now available for Louisiana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Louisiana has received $ 1,239,383,114 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,000 education jobs from Oct.

May 10, 2010

Alaska to Receive More Than $30 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $30,704,243 is now available for Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Alaska has received $207,874,210 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. 1 to Dec.

May 10, 2010

Arkansas to Receive More Than $119 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $119,807,496 is now available for Arkansas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Arkansas has received $779,540,450 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 7, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in a Video with his Favorite Teacher

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges his favorite teacher, Darlene McCampbell in a video released today on the Education Department's website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py46EaAscOA. In the video, Mrs. McCampbell joins the secretary to discuss the impact teachers have in student success and the positive role Mrs.

May 5, 2011

Kansas to Receive $4.2 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Kansas will receive $4.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.