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August 25, 2009

Secretary Duncan Commemorates 46th Anniversary of March on Washington, Helps Launch "Kids for King"

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August 24, 2009

Duncan, Sebelius Unveil Recommendations for Schools on How Learning Continues in Case of Flu Outbreak

Today, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty and District of Columbia Chancellor of Public Schools Michelle Rhee joined with officials from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Scholastic Inc., Pearson, Curriki, and the International Association for Online Learning to announce new recommen

August 20, 2009

Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on California's Efforts to Remove Barriers to Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in response to news that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a special legislative session to address education reform:

August 20, 2009

Duncan, Sebelius Unveil New CDC H1N1 Guidance for Colleges, Universities, and Institutions of Higher Education

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Education (ED) Secretary Arne Duncan joined with Dr.

August 19, 2009

Today Vice President Biden, Secretary Duncan Highlight Recovery Act Success in Florida

Orlando, FL -- Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today visited Jackson Middle School in Orlando, highlighting how the Recovery Act is saving tens of thousands of teaching jobs and providing the resources necessary to prepare American students for the 21st century economy.

August 18, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Reinforces Importance of the Arts in Schools

Washington, D.C. — The NAMM Foundation announced that it hosted a live, public teleconference today with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss his recent letter sent to school and education community leaders outlining the importance of the arts as a core academic subject in U.S.

August 18, 2009

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Release of the U.S. Students' Rankings on International Assessments of Student Achievement

Today's report is another wake-up call that our students are treading the waters of academic achievement while other countries' students are swimming faster and farther. Our students have stagnated educationally, putting our long-term economic security at risk.

August 17, 2009

Statement by Secretary Duncan Regarding Wisconsin Gov. Doyle

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today regarding Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's announcement that he will not seek re–election:

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August 14, 2009

Sharpton, Gingrich and Duncan Announce Education Tour

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and civil rights leader Al Sharpton will join Education Secretary Arne Duncan on a tour of four cities to highlight the Obama administration's efforts to reform public education, spur innovation and discuss challenges facing America's school systems.

August 14, 2009

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Proposes to Allow States to Use Up to $41 Million of Existing Title I and IDEA Funds to Effectively Administer, Monitor and Report Use of ARRA Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Education Department will publish a proposal in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug.