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July 1, 2009

Anniversary of Title VI Marks Progress and Reminds us that Every Child has the Right to an Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has issued a statement recognizing that Thursday, July 2, 2009, is the 45th anniversary of the enactment of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in public schools.

July 1, 2009

$178.5 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for West Virginia to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $178.5 million is now available for West Virginia 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.

June 30, 2009

Secretary of Education Announces Resources to Push Reforms, Make College Affordable

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that starting tomorrow $13 billion will be available for schools and that millions of current and former college students will benefit from better student loans and financial aid.

June 30, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls Texas High School Teacher Kyle Brenner to Discuss Post on Department's "Listening and Learning Tour" Blog

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called Kyle Brenner, a world history teacher and debate coach at Princeton High School in Princeton, Texas to discuss comments Brenner recently posted on the U.S. Department of Education's Listening & Learning Tour blog at

June 26, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Study Finds that Good Teaching can be Enhanced with New Technology

Providing further evidence of the tremendous opportunity to use technology to improve teaching and learning, the U.S. Department of Education today released an analysis of controlled studies comparing online and face-to-face instruction.

June 25, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Role of Charter Schools in Turnaround Business

Following up on his remarks earlier this week at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement urging states to work with charter school operators to turn around struggling schools and provide innovation and choice to students and parents:

June 24, 2009

Obama Administration Announces Streamlined College Aid Application

The Obama Administration today announced a shorter, simpler, and more user friendly Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will make it easier to apply for college financial aid.

June 24, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Kicks Off Department's Summer Reading Initiative: "Read to the Top!"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today kicked off the Department's summer reading campaign--"Read to the Top!" --with the children's classic books "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Where the Wild Things Are." The Secretary read to young children, including his own, on the plaza of the Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson headquarters building.

June 23, 2009

New Art Enlivens U.S. Education Department Headquarters

The exterior façade of the U.S. Education Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson building at 400 Maryland Ave. S.W. in Washington, D.C. is the site of a new photographic exhibit designed both as art and as an illustration of the agency's goals.