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April 7, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on D.C. Teachers Contract

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on a tentative agreement regarding a new contract between the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Washington Teachers Union.

April 7, 2010

Missouri to Receive More Than $248 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $248,546,871 is now available for Missouri under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Missouri has received $1,486,669,246 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 11,400 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 7, 2010

Kansas to Receive More Than $121 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $121,249,535 is now available for Kansas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Kansas has received $710,606,848 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 3,800 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 7, 2010

South Carolina to Receive More Than $56 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $56,774,130 is now available for South Carolina under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, South Carolina has received $1,169,667,448 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4,900 education jobs from Oct.

April 7, 2010

Arizona to Receive Nearly $70 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona will receive nearly $70 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 7, 2010

North Carolina to Receive More Than $91 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Carolina will receive more than $91 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

April 7, 2010

New Mexico to Receive More Than $28 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Mexico will receive more than $28 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 7, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $137,000 to Help Three School Districts Recover from a Series of Student Suicides and a School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded three new Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, totaling more than $137,000, to school districts in California, New Mexico and Alabama to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a series of student suicides and a middle school shooting.

April 6, 2010

$350 Million Now Available to Help Consortia of States Create Next Generation of Assessments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has set aside up to $350 million of Race to the Top funds to support a consortia of states in developing and implementing a new generation of assessments.