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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.

August 16, 2010

Idaho to Receive $12.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Idaho will receive $12.6 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.

August 16, 2010

Mississippi to Receive $47 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Mississippi will receive $47 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.

August 13, 2010

Application, Guidance Provided to States for $10 Billion Education Jobs Fund

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the application and guidance for states under the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund Program have been sent to governors and made available on the Education Department’s Web site.

August 11, 2010

Vermont to Receive More Than $25 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $25,459,523 is now available for Vermont under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Vermont has received $182,007,918 through the ARRA.

August 11, 2010

Arkansas to Receive $40 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Aarkansas will receive $40 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.

August 11, 2010

Illinois to Receive $146.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $146.6 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.

August 10, 2010

Congress Passes Bill to Provide $10 Billion to Support 160,000 Education Jobs Nationwide

Today, by vote of 247-161, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide $10 billion to support an estimated 160,000 education jobs nationwide and another $16 billion to help states fund Medicaid budgets. The U.S. Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 61-39. This evening, the President signed the bill into law.