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August 31, 2010

New York, Georgia, and American Samoa Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New York will receive $607.6 million, Georgia will receive $322.3 million, and American Samoa will receive $8,324,352 to support education jobs.

August 30, 2010

Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, and South Dakota Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $415.4 million, Kansas will receive $92.5 million, Nevada will receive $83.1 million, and South Dakota will receive $26.3 million to support education jobs.

August 27, 2010

California to Receive $1.2 Billion to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $1.2 billion to support education jobs.

August 27, 2010

Obama Administration Officials Announce Joint Agreement for New Orleans Schools Recovery

WASHINGTON –U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate announced today the final agreement for the obligation of $1.84 billion dollars in funding for the state of Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) and Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB

August 24, 2010

Nine States and the District of Columbia Win Second Round Race to the Top Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition.

August 23, 2010

New York to Receive More Than $814 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $814,624,071 is now available for New York under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New York has received $6,277,589,038 through the ARRA.

August 19, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $28.8 Million to School Districts To Improve Readiness and Emergency Response Plans

School districts across the country will be able to improve and strengthen their emergency management plans as a result of $28.8 million in grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education.

August 17, 2010

California to Receive More Than $487 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $487,549,876 is now available for California under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, California has received $10,849,634,034 through the ARRA.

August 16, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Continues Work after First-Ever Federal Summit on Bullying

Though the first-ever federal National Summit on Bullying may be over, the real work continues.

August 16, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $136 Million in Charter School Grants to States to Increase Public School Options

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of 12 charter school grants, totaling $136 million to state education agencies in Arkansas, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas to increase public school options in those states.