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June 25, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Role of Charter Schools in Turnaround Business

Following up on his remarks earlier this week at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement urging states to work with charter school operators to turn around struggling schools and provide innovation and choice to students and parents:

June 24, 2009

Obama Administration Announces Streamlined College Aid Application

The Obama Administration today announced a shorter, simpler, and more user friendly Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will make it easier to apply for college financial aid.

June 24, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Kicks Off Department's Summer Reading Initiative: "Read to the Top!"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today kicked off the Department's summer reading campaign--"Read to the Top!" --with the children's classic books "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Where the Wild Things Are." The Secretary read to young children, including his own, on the plaza of the Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson headquarters building.

June 23, 2009

New Art Enlivens U.S. Education Department Headquarters

The exterior façade of the U.S. Education Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson building at 400 Maryland Ave. S.W. in Washington, D.C. is the site of a new photographic exhibit designed both as art and as an illustration of the agency's goals.

June 22, 2009

More Than $76 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Alaska to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $76 million is now available for Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

June 22, 2009

More Than $213 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for New Mexico to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $213 million is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

June 22, 2009

More Than $134.5 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for New Hampshire to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $134.5 million is now available for New Hampshire under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

June 22, 2009

More Than $70 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for North Dakota to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $70 million is now available for North Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

May 26, 2010

$191 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Nebraska to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $191 million is now available for Nebraska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.