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October 14, 2010

Duncan, AFT & NEA Call for National Education Reform Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

TAMPA, Fla. -- At an event to celebrate labor-management collaboration and resulting education reforms in Hillsborough County, Fla., U.S.

October 14, 2010

Wyoming to Receive $17.5 Million to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wyoming will receive $17.5 million to support education jobs.

"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help Wyoming keep teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

October 13, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the resignation of Michelle Rhee as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7 Million to Tennessee to Invest in Financial Education for College Access and Success

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Tennessee Department of Education a $1.7 million grant through the Financial Education for College Access and Success program to develop, implement, and evaluate middle school and high school personal finance instructional materials and teacher training.

October 5, 2010

Federal Agencies Host National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Washington — At the direction of the president, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education officially launched the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (the forum) along with participating localities and other federal agencies.

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October 5, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces $10.9 Million in Awards Under New Programs That Help Students with Intellectual Disabilities Transition to Postsecondary Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.9 million for 28 grants under two new federal programs that create opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to attend and be successful in higher education.

October 5, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $38.8 Million in Safe and Supportive School Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive School (S3) grants to 11 states to measure school safety at the building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs. The goal of the grants is create and support safe and drug-free learning environments and to increase academic success for students in these high-risk schools.

October 4, 2010

$19.9 Million Awarded in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $19.9 million in grants to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Education Department Awards Grants to Improve Assessments for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop a new generation of alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Six State Grants to Promote Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of six state grants under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program. The grants will be awarded for up to four years, with approximately $1.5 million available for the first year of the projects.