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July 21, 2010

National Summit Brings Together Technology, Rural Ed Experts to Focus on Solutions for Overcoming Distance, Accessing Resources

More than 150 rural education stakeholders and technology experts from 26 states came together to learn from one another and provide feedback to federal officials today at a National Rural Education Technology Summit in Washington, D.C.

July 20, 2010

2010 Native American Student Artist Competition Exhibit Opens Tomorrow at U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education opens its sixth annual Student Artist Competition (SAC) Winners' Exhibit tomorrow in the Department lobby, featuring 21 art and nine writing entries chosen from more than 1,000 art and writing entries from more than 250 tribes in 34 states.

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July 19, 2011

Wyoming to Receive $1.22 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wyoming will receive $1.22 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

July 19, 2011

Indiana to Receive $9.24 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Indiana will receive $9.24 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

July 19, 2011

North Dakota to Receive $1.31 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.31 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

July 19, 2011

D.C. to Receive $1.79 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive $1.79 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program.

July 14, 2010

Duncan Calls for Greater Community Input in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools in Remarks To NAACP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Parent and community input and engagement will be a required step as school districts implement models to reform and improve low-performing schools, according to the Obama administration's plans for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

July 12, 2010

Alabama to Receive More Than $59 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $59,635,587 is now available for Alabama under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Alabama has received $1,477,581,506 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.

July 12, 2010

Oregon to Receive More Than $74 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $74,633,845 is now available for Oregon under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Oregon has received $1,091,491,291 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 3,600 education jobs from Jan.

July 12, 2010

Nebraska to Receive $17.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nebraska will receive $17.4 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.