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October 4, 2010

$19.9 Million Awarded in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $19.9 million in grants to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Education Department Awards Grants to Improve Assessments for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop a new generation of alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

October 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Six State Grants to Promote Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of six state grants under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program. The grants will be awarded for up to four years, with approximately $1.5 million available for the first year of the projects.

October 1, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Recent Deaths of Two Young Men

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement:

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $36.8 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Activ

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it has awarded 77 grants totaling more than $36.8 million to public schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.

October 1, 2010

$5.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Boost Job Prospects for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will award more than $5.6 million in grants to support the professional development of state vocational rehabilitation staff who provide services that lead to employment of persons with disabilities.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.8 million to 23 colleges to enhance their capacity to serve low- and middle- income African-American students.

October 1, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $19 Million to Retain Jobs; Funds Help Workers Transition Under SAFRA Loan Reforms

The U.S. Department of Education today announced $19 million in awards to help loan servicers in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program retrain and redeploy workers for new jobs. This program was authorized by SAFRA, part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

October 1, 2010

96 Historically Black Institutions Receive $84.775 Million to Strengthen Their Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $84.775 million to 96 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to strengthen their facilities and academic programs to improve education for their students.

October 1, 2010

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement with Boston School Committee to Ensure Equal Opportunities for ELL Students

Washington — Today, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, (DOJ) and the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (OCR) reached a settlement agreement with the Boston School Committee, the governing body of the Boston Public Schools, and its superintendent.