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June 16, 2010

Wisconsin to Receive Nearly $51 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wisconsin will receive $50,708,839 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.

June 16, 2010

Obama Administration Proposes Student Aid Rules to Protect Borrowers and Taxpayers; Key Elements of Gainful Employment on a Separate Track

The Obama administration today proposed a broad set of rules and definitions to strengthen the federal student aid programs by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive aid.

June 15, 2010

Mississippi to Receive More Than $129 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $129,382,422 is now available for Mississippi under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Mississippi has received $974,268,327 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4,300 education jobs from Jan.

June 15, 2010

Kansas to Receive Nearly $27 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Kansas will receive $26,761,950 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.

June 9, 2010

Pennsylvania to Receive $141 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $141 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.

June 8, 2010

First Lady, Federal Agencies Launch Summer Initiative to Curb Childhood Obesity and Reading Loss

Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama and four Cabinet Secretaries, joined Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move. today. The new initiative will get more Americans volunteering to combat childhood obesity and summer learning loss among youth.

June 7, 2010

South Dakota to Receive More Than $34 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $34,416,587 is now available for South Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, South Dakota has received $271,128,563 through the Recovery Act.

June 4, 2010

Idaho to Receive More Than $66 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $66,560,895 is now available for Idaho under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Idaho has received $437,704,495 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4000 education jobs from Jan.

June 4, 2010

Maryland to Receive More Than $237 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $237,493,405 is now available for Maryland under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Maryland has received $1,486,162,594 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,100 education jobs from Jan.

June 2, 2010

Virginia to Receive More Than $324 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $324,675,748 is now available for Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Virginia has received $2,120,092,724 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 8,000 education jobs from Jan. 1 to March.