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July 7, 2010

Oregon to Receive $34.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oregon will receive $34.4 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.

July 2, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Report Finds Rural Districts Use Federal Funds Toward Efforts to Improve Instruction and Student Achievement

The U.S. Department of Education has released the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program: Final Report, which shows that districts receiving funds from the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program reported that they used the funds to purchase technology, to provide professional development for teachers and to support instructional programs des

July 2, 2010

Rhode Island to Receive $12.5 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Rhode Island will receive $12.5 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.

July 2, 2010

Florida to Receive $170.2 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Florida will receive $170.2 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.

July 2, 2010

North Dakota to Receive $9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $9 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.

July 2, 2010

Louisiana to Receive $67.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Louisiana will receive $67.6 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.

July 2, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Commemorates 46th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hailed the enduring impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, saying that "our nation's schools are freer from discrimination today and provide far more opportunity for all students than a half-century ago." The landmark law, Secretary Duncan said, set the nation "on a path towards justice and educational equality--yet many civil rights challenges per

July 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Marks Historic Day in Higher Education

Federal student aid will increase and become more accessible for millions of college students and their families under provisions of the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which take effect today. The biggest and most important change is the elimination of the bank-based, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.

July 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More than $256,000 to Help University of Alabama in Huntsville Recover from Shooting of Three Faculty Members

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the University of Alabama in Huntsville a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, totaling more than $256,000, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a campus shooting that resulted in the death of three faculty members.

June 30, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Announces Four Appointments to National Board of Education Sciences

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the recent presidential appointments of Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Adam Gamoran, Bridget Terry Long and Margaret R. McLeod as members of the National Board of Education Sciences (NBES). President Obama appointed the four new members late last week after they were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.