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June 15, 2009

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Results of NAEP Arts 2008 Assessment

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:

June 15, 2009

Duncan Offers Stimulus Funds for States to Develop Rigorous Assessments Linked to Common Standards

In the second of four major policy speeches on the priorities for the “Race to the Top” Fund, U.S.

June 15, 2009

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.

June 12, 2009

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.

June 11, 2009

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.

June 10, 2009

More Than $681 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Arizona to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $681 million is now available for Arizona 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 10, 2009

More Than $509 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Colorado to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $509 million is now available for Colorado 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 10, 2009

More Than $1 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for Ohio 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 Ohio 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 8, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Calls on State Officials and Researchers to Deliver Honest Answers about Reforms

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today that school reforms should be monitored and judged by results that can be backed up by research proving their effectiveness.

June 8, 2009

States Open to Charters Start Fast in 'Race to Top'

Emphasizing the need for additional effective education entrepreneurs to join the work of reforming America's lowest performing public schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told reporters during a conference call this afternoon that states must be open to charter schools. Too much is at stake for states financially and for students academically to restrict choice and innovation.