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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.

October 1, 2010

Department Awards More Than $141 Million to State Agencies to Improve College Access

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $141 million from the College Access Challenge Grant Program to 50 states, five territories, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Palau. The program aims to increase college access for low-income students and help them complete their postsecondary education.

October 1, 2010

$18 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Higher Education Institutions Serving Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $18 million in grants to help 48 higher education institutions expand their capacity to serve low-income students.

September 30, 2010

$60.1 Million Awarded to Enhance Hispanic-Serving Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 99 new grant awards totaling $60.1 million to enhance colleges that enroll a high percentage of Hispanic students.