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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.

August 10, 2010

Texas To Receive More Than $1 Billion In Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $1,072,589,804 is now available for Texas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Texas has received $7,439,690,398 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 28,000 education jobs from Jan.

August 9, 2010

Wyoming to Receive $8.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wyoming will receive $8.6 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 6, 2010

Education Secretary Duncan Announces $115.3 Million for 124 Grants to Improve Teaching of American History

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $115.3 million to 124 school districts to improve the quality of teaching American history in our nation's schools.

August 6, 2010

New Website Makes Education Data Easier to Find and Use

The U.S. Department of Education today is launching a new interactive Web site aimed at making accurate and timely education data available in a single place.

August 5, 2010

Nation's Boldest Education Reform Plans to Receive Federal Innovation Grants Once Private Match Is Secured

A cross-section of 49 school districts, nonprofit education organizations and institutions of higher education have been selected from among nearly 1,700 applicants for potential funding under the Investing in Innovation (i3) program. To receive a share of the $650 million in i3 grants, the winning applicants must secure a commitment for a 20 percent private sector match by Sept. 8.

August 4, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Senate's Jobs Amendment Vote

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement after the Senate voted today to move forward on an amendment to protect the jobs of educators: