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December 10, 2010

Federal Task Force in Bullying Prevention Invites Public to Submit Ideas on Ways to Combat Bullying

The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Task Force announced today that it will begin accepting submissions from the public of field-based practices to combat bullying.

December 10, 2010

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Hosts Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Research and Data Convening

Today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicks off its Research and Data Convening at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

December 9, 2010

Statement by U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan on Virginia Tech

Statement by U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan on today's release of the Department's Clery Act Final Program Review Determination Letter regarding Virginia Tech University.

December 9, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Anoka Hennepin Independent School District 11 Recover from Multiple Student Suicides

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded Anoka Hennepin Independent School District 11 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, a $49,641 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following the suicide deaths of nine students since September 2009.

December 7, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Results of the Program for International Student Assessment

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2009 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development:

December 6, 2010

Department Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Marin County School Community Recover From Tragic Events Involving Students

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the Marin County Office of Education in San Rafael, Calif.

December 2, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan on Passage of Childhood Nutrition Bill

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on congressional passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will reauthorize federal school meals programs:

December 1, 2010

Statement from the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Support of the DREAM Act

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders supports the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act ("DREAM Act"). The DREAM Act is good for our economy, our security, and our nation.

November 30, 2010

Highest Percentage of Turnaround Funds Are Going To High Schools

As the recently released "Building a Grad Nation" report provides a renewed call to action to address high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that of the more than 700 schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) to implement one of the four turnaround models this year, 48 percent are high schools.

November 23, 2010

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Grant Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded over $2.6 million for fiscal year 2010 to eight new AANAPISIs. The AANAPISI grants support leadership development, student retention and graduation, collection and analysis of AAPI student data, faculty training and curriculum development.