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March 8, 2010

New Mexico to Receive Nearly $86 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $85,944,012 is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Mexico has received $577,767,216 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 5, 2010

Secretary Duncan helps WNET.ORG Commemorate Five Years of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning

New York, NY – Today’s national leadership has made education a top priority, highlighting the need to prepare America’s students to successfully compete in the global economy.

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March 4, 2010

16 Finalists Announced in Phase 1 of Race to the Top Competition Finalists to Present in Mid-March; Winners Announced in Early April

Today the Department of Education announced that 15 states and the District of Columbia will advance as finalists for phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the Department's $4.35 billion effort to dramatically re-shape America's educational system to better engage and prepare our students for success in a competitive 21st century economy and workplace.

February 24, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Makes Public State-by-State Restraint and Seclusion Information

Today, the Department posted a summary of state laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines regarding the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in schools: http://www.ed.gov/policy/seclusion/seclusion-state-summary.html. The summary is a result of U.S.

February 24, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Priorities for Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act

Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a statement supporting the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act to reduce hunger and improve the health and nutrition of our nation's children.

February 18, 2010

Illinois to Receive Nearly $555 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $554,773,126 is now available for Illinois under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Illinois has received over $3,425,822,290 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 2,600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

February 18, 2010

Massachusetts to Receive More Than $268 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $268,390,060 is now available for Massachusetts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Massachusetts has received over $1,601,406,470 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 3,200 education jobs from Oct.

February 17, 2011

Delaware to Receive $1.54 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Delaware will receive $1.54 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

February 17, 2011

Maryland to Receive $6.76 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Maryland will receive $6.76 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

February 17, 2011

West Virginia to Receive $3.32 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that West Virginia will receive $3.32 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

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