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September 27, 2010

American Samoa to Receive More Than $14 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $14,564,094 is now available for American Samoa under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, American Samoa has received $53,511,721 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $3.5 Million in Charter School Leadership Grants to Support Projects of National Significance in the Charter School Sector

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of 5 Charter Schools Program 2010 National Leadership Activities grants, totaling $3.5 million to non-profit organizations for projects of national significance to improve charter school quality across the country.

September 27, 2010

US Department of Education Launches National Teacher Recruitment Campaign

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today launched a national teacher recruitment campaign during a live MSNBC broadcast as part of the NBC Education Summit in New York.

September 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $9.2 Million to Institutions of Higher Education for Emergency Management Planning

Institutions of higher education in 17 new sites will be able to develop or review and improve, and fully integrate their emergency management planning efforts as a result of more than $9.2 million in Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

September 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4 Million to State Education Agencies to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and Violence

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $4 million to 28 states in support of a new grant initiative, Building State Capacity for Preventing Youth Substance Use and Violence.

September 24, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 37th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 37th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which was signed into law on Sept. 26, 1973:

September 24, 2010

Hawaii to Receive $11 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Hawaii will receive $11 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.

September 24, 2010

Department on Track to Implement Gainful Employment Regulations; New Schedule Provides Additional Time to Consider Extensive Public Input

The Department of Education today announced that it is on schedule to implement new regulations of the for-profit education sector dealing with gainful employment and 13 other issues to protect students and taxpayers. The regulations will be released in two phases.

September 23, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Announces $442 Million in Teacher Incentive Fund Grants; 62 Winners from 27 States

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the sixty-two winning applicants of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition. The winning applicants represent rural and urban school districts as well non-profit groups and state education organizations from 27 states across the country.

September 21, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. With the one-year grants, the recipients will create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.