Five States Chosen to Receive Technical Assistance in Developing 'Green' Career-Technical Programs of Study
The U.S. Department of Education and its National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) in Louisville, Ky., announced today the selection of five states to receive technical assistance from the center in developing green-focused "programs of study" in career and technical education.
The states are: Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called on charter school leaders to become active players in the national effort to turn around low-performing schools and to take aggressive actions to ensure their schools are held accountable for student results.
Professional Development Programs in Seven States Awarded Nearly $3.8 Million to Improve Indian Education
Education programs in seven states—Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota—have been selected to receive nearly $3.8 million to provide training programs to recruit and graduate new American Indian teachers and school administrators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 14 grants totaling $3,404,882 to programs in 11 states that will help American Indian children succeed in school.
$60 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Washington, D.C. to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $60 million is now available for Washington, D.C. 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. Washington, D.C.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8:
In the second of four major policy speeches on the priorities for the “Race to the Top” Fund, U.S.
Education Department Official to Lead U.S. Delegation to Jordan for Middle East, North Africa Community College Forum
Glenn Cummings, former speaker of Maine's House of Representatives and newly appointed deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will lead a delegation of U.S. community college presidents and researchers to an international conference promoting community colleges Tuesday and Wednesday in Amman, Jordan.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces $18.5 Million to Improve School Libraries and Encourage Reading in Low-Income Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $18.5 million to enhance libraries in 57 low-income school districts across the United States. The grants will help schools improve reading achievement by providing students with increased access to current school library materials; technologically advanced media centers; and professionally certified media specialists.
More Than $363 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available For Connecticut to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $363 million is now available for Connecticut 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.