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April 29, 2010

12 Major Foundations Commit $500 Million to Education Innovation in Concert with U.S. Education Department's $650 Million "Investing In Innovation" Fund

To dramatically improve student learning outcomes, 12 national foundations have committed $500 million in 2010 funds to leverage the U.S.

April 28, 2010

Department of Education to Open Exhibit of Art Works from Nine Colorado Public Schools on May 4 in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education will open “Art at the Apex: An Exhibit of Works by Colorado Students” in the Department’s National Library of Education on May 4 at 11 a.m.

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April 28, 2010

Treasury and Education Recognize High Scoring Students in National Financial Capability Challenge

Information about Participating Students and State-specific Performance is Available at www.challenge.treas.gov

April 27, 2010

White House Initiative Launches Campaign to Increase Asian American and Pacific Islander Access, Participation in Federal Programs

In advance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders today announced the Obama administration’s efforts to improve the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities underserved by federal resources.

April 21, 2010

Kentucky to Receive More Than $175 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $175,823,202 is now available for Kentucky under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Kentucky has received $1,140,763,686 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 21, 2010

Alabama to Receive More Than $58 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive more than $58 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.

April 21, 2010

Colorado to Receive More Than $205 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $205,219,871 is now available for Colorado under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Colorado has received $1,209,771,866 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 3,900 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 21, 2010

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on Administrative Support Professionals Day

“Today, on Administrative Support Professionals Day, I want to thank Administrative Professionals for their hard work and committed service. Administrative Professionals are the backbone of any office and often, they are an operation's first point of contact with the public.

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April 20, 2010

Vice President Biden Announces Strengthening of Title IX

Washington, D.C. — Today, Vice President Biden announced that the Administration has issued a 'Dear Colleague' letter that withdraws a 2005 interpretation of Title IX policy. Enacted in 1972, Title IX mandates that any educational institution receiving federal funding for programs and activities cannot discriminate on the basis of sex.

April 20, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Death of Dr. Dorothy Height

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the death of Dr. Dorothy Height: