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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.

April 28, 2010

Department of Education to Open Exhibit of Art Works from Nine Colorado Public Schools on May 4 in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education will open “Art at the Apex: An Exhibit of Works by Colorado Students” in the Department’s National Library of Education on May 4 at 11 a.m.

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April 28, 2010

Treasury and Education Recognize High Scoring Students in National Financial Capability Challenge

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

April 27, 2010

White House Initiative Launches Campaign to Increase Asian American and Pacific Islander Access, Participation in Federal Programs

In advance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders today announced the Obama administration’s efforts to improve the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities underserved by federal resources.

April 21, 2010

Kentucky to Receive More Than $175 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $175,823,202 is now available for Kentucky under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Kentucky has received $1,140,763,686 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 21, 2010

Alabama to Receive More Than $58 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive more than $58 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.