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May 14, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Delivers Commencement Address at St. Michael's College and Continues "Listening And Learning" Tour in Vermont

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan traveled to Vermont today to deliver the commencement address at St. Michael's College in Burlington and then continued his "Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform" tour at two schools in Burlington and Westford.

May 13, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Takes "Listening and Learning" Tour to Detroit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan traveled to Detroit today to meet with students, community leaders and elected officials to hear their ideas for education reform and how the federal government can help advance reforms in their community and throughout the state. The trip was the Secretary's second stop on his "Listening and Learning: A Conversation About Education Reform" tour.

May 12, 2009

Duncan Names Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to National Assessment Governing Board

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has appointed Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to the National Assessment Governing Board. Gov. Perdue's term will end Sept. 30, 2012.

The board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational progress (NAEP), sometimes referred to as “The Nation's Report Card.”

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May 12, 2009

More than $1.8 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Florida to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $1.8 billion is now available for Florida under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

May 11, 2009

Duncan Wants Title I Dollars to Drive Education Reform

Education Secretary Arne Duncan today told a leading think tank that the Obama administration is changing the federal Title I program to aggressively drive reform in schools that need it the most.

May 11, 2009

More Than $2 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for New York to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $2 billion is now available for New York under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

May 11, 2009

More Than $1 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Georgia to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $1 billion is now available for Georgia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

May 11, 2009

More Than $266 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Nevada to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $266 million is now available for Nevada under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

May 7, 2009

Department Hosts Mega-Event on Educational Technologies and Student Learning

Enhancing education with creative technology could be the catch phrase for today's daylong, mega-event. Participants and partners will attend policy briefings, lively exhibits, and roundtable discussions on the effects of educational technologies on student learning.

May 7, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Announces Budget That Advances Reform While Cutting Waste

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates to correct total budget proposal ($46.7 billion), FY 2009 appropriation for Teacher Incentive Fund ($97 million) and maximum Pell grant award ($5,550).