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July 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Marks Historic Day in Higher Education

Federal student aid will increase and become more accessible for millions of college students and their families under provisions of the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which take effect today. The biggest and most important change is the elimination of the bank-based, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.

July 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More than $256,000 to Help University of Alabama in Huntsville Recover from Shooting of Three Faculty Members

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the University of Alabama in Huntsville a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, totaling more than $256,000, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a campus shooting that resulted in the death of three faculty members.

June 30, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Announces Four Appointments to National Board of Education Sciences

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the recent presidential appointments of Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Adam Gamoran, Bridget Terry Long and Margaret R. McLeod as members of the National Board of Education Sciences (NBES). President Obama appointed the four new members late last week after they were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

June 30, 2010

Washington to Receive More Than $270 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $270,582,460 is now available for Washington under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Washington has received $1,749,846,927 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,800 education jobs from Jan.

June 30, 2010

Wyoming to Receive More Than $22 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $22,314,665 is now available for Wyoming under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Wyoming has received $166,966,556 through the ARRA.

June 30, 2010

West Virginia to Receive More Than $71 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $71,930,420 is now available for West Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, West Virginia has received $542,403,659, through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 700 education jobs from Jan.

June 29, 2010

Departments of Education and Justice Announce Continuing Commitment to Accessible Technology for All Students

Today, the Departments of Justice and Education announced the publication of a joint 'Dear Colleague' letter reaffirming the agencies' commitment to ensuring students with disabilities have equal access to emerging technologies in institutions of higher education.

June 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Issued the Following Statement on the Death of Bill Taylor

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Bill Taylor. He dedicated his career to ensuring that poor and minority children had access to a high quality education. Whether he was in the courtroom, the halls of government, or in a congressional hearing room, Bill Taylor was a consistent voice for equality and justice—a voice that will be deeply missed.”

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June 29, 2010

339 Communities Submit Applications for Promise Neighborhoods Planning Competition

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that approximately 339 organizations electronically submitted applications for Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. The final number will be determined following a tabulation of any additional paper applications received by the Department.

June 28, 2010

Maine to Receive More Than $52 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $52,222,609 is now available for Maine under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Maine has received $348,949,045 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 350 education jobs from Jan.