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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.

June 2, 2010

Statement on National Governors Association and State Education Chiefs Common Core Standards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement regarding today's release by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers on a set of state-led education standards, known as the Common Core State Standards.

June 2, 2010

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on NCES Report Examining Graduation, Dropout Rates

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on a report by the National Center for Education Statistics entitled, “Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08:”

June 2, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Appoints Members and Chair of New Committee on Measures of Student Success

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of the 15 members and chairperson to serve on the Committee on Measures of Student Success (CMSS). Created under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the committee will develop recommendations for two-year degree-granting institutions of higher education to comply with the law’s graduation and completion rate disclosu

June 1, 2010

35 States and D.C. Seek Share of $3.4 Billion in Race to the Top Fund

The second phase of the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition drew applications from 35 states and the District of Columbia seeking to win a share of $3.4 billion provided by Congress to drive education reform. Between the current phase and the first phase, which drew 41 applications, 47 states have applied to this program.

May 28, 2010

District of Columbia to Receive More Than $24 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $24,126,447 is now available for D.C. under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, D.C. has received $186,512,952 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 500 education jobs from Jan.

May 28, 2010

Montana to Receive More Than $40 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $40,137,322 is now available for Montana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Montana has received $253,765,375 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,500 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 28, 2010

North Dakota to Receive More Than $28 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $28,262,631 is now available for North Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, North Dakota has received $195,087,140 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,600 education jobs from Oct.