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September 24, 2010

Hawaii to Receive $11 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Hawaii will receive $11 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 24, 2010

Department on Track to Implement Gainful Employment Regulations; New Schedule Provides Additional Time to Consider Extensive Public Input

The Department of Education today announced that it is on schedule to implement new regulations of the for-profit education sector dealing with gainful employment and 13 other issues to protect students and taxpayers. The regulations will be released in two phases.

September 23, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Announces $442 Million in Teacher Incentive Fund Grants; 62 Winners from 27 States

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the sixty-two winning applicants of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition. The winning applicants represent rural and urban school districts as well non-profit groups and state education organizations from 27 states across the country.

September 21, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. With the one-year grants, the recipients will create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.

September 21, 2010

College "An Attainable Dream," Says New Spanish-Language Video

The U.S. Department of Education today released a new video produced especially for Spanish-speaking families that shows how going to college is more attainable and more affordable than ever before.

September 20, 2010

All Winning i3 Applicants Secure Private Match

All 49 winning Investing in Innovation (i3) proposals have secured the required 20 percent private-sector match and will receive their awards by Sept. 30.

September 16, 2010

Alaska to Receive $23.5 Million to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alaska will receive $23.5 million to support education jobs.

"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help Alaska keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

September 16, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Release of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (Pcast) K-12 STEM Education Report

"Everyone has a stake in improving STEM education. Inspiring all our students to be capable in math and science will help them contribute in an increasingly technology-based economy, and will also help America prepare the next generation of STEM professionals-scientists, engineers, architects and technology professionals-to ensure our competiveness.

September 16, 2010

Tennessee to Receive $67.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Tennessee will receive $67.8 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 15, 2010

Dr. Jill Biden Announces Date of First-Ever White House Summit on Community Colleges

Washington, D.C. — The White House announced today that Dr. Jill Biden will convene the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. President Obama asked Dr. Biden to chair this event to highlight the critical role that community colleges play in developing America's workforce and reaching our educational goals.