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September 13, 2010

Ten States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that ten states will receive millions of dollars 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 these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

September 13, 2010

Arizona, Guam, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona will receive $211.8 million, Guam will receive $20 million, New Hampshire will receive $40.9 million, North Carolina will receive $298 million, Pennsylvania will receive $387.8 million, and Utah will receive $101 million to support education jobs.

September 13, 2010

Obama Administration Celebrates New School Year

The Department of Education today released progress on key department-wide education initiatives in advance of convening the winners of the Race to the Top Competition for a day of workshops.

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September 13, 2010

Student Loan Default Rates Increase

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the FY 2008 national cohort default rate is 7.0 percent, up from the FY 2007 rate of 6.7 percent. The default rates increased from 5.9 to 6 percent for public institutions, from 3.7 to 4 percent for private institutions, and from 11 to 11.6 percent for for-profit schools.

September 9, 2010

Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Florida will receive $554.8 million, Hawaii will receive $39 million, Missouri will receive $189.7 million, Ohio will receive $361 million, Puerto Rico will receive $129 million, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will receive $8 million to support education jobs.

September 9, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Release of Education at a Glance by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the release of Education at a Glance by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development:

“Education at a Glance affirms that the United States is headed in the right direction to meet President Obama’s goal of regaining the lead in college completion by the end of the decade. The United States moved from 12th in the world in 2007 in the percentage of young adults with a college degree to tied for ninth in the world in 2008. But we have a lot more work to do to get there.

September 9, 2010

National Blue Ribbon School Recognition for 304 Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 304 schools as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Secretary Duncan was joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and George Washington University Provost Steven Lerman for the announcement at School Without Walls Senior High School, a 2010 Blue Ribbon School in Washington, D.C.

September 8, 2010

Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Indiana will receive $207 million, Minnesota will receive $166.7 million, Oklahoma will receive $119 million, and Rhode Island will receive $33 million to support education jobs.

September 7, 2010

U.S. Department Of Education's Open Innovation Portal Hosts NEA Foundation's Challenge To Innovate (C2I)

Today, the U.S. Department of Education and the NEA Foundation are launching a new challenge for public school educators to identify and solve education's most pressing classroom challenges.

September 3, 2010

Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Tennessee Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive $149.5 million, Iowa will receive $96.5 million, Maine will receive $39 million, Massachusetts will receive $204 million, Nebraska will receive $58.9 million, and Tennessee will receive $195.9 million to support education jobs.