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November 18, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on NAEP Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results, which the National Center for Education Statistics released today:

November 17, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Names Six Leaders to National Assessment Governing Board

Speaking to their dedication to America’s children, Education Secretary Arne Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board today.

November 16, 2010

Education Secretary Celebrates Top Schools and Their Leaders at 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes today honored 314 schools as the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

November 15, 2010

Education Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals

Washington — Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today urged passage of legislation to improve school meals before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.

November 15, 2010

FDIC and NCUA Chairs Join Education Secretary to Announce Partnership to Promote Financial Education and Savings Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair, and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz joined together today in signing a new agreement that aims to help millions of students get on the path to financial success.

November 12, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Multi-Agency Initiative to Aid Appalachia

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in support of the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative (ARDI), an unprecedented partnership between several federal agencies and the Appalachian Regional Commission to energize economic development in 13-state region.

November 9, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Releases Finalized National Education Technology Plan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today released the U.S. Department of Education's plan for transforming American education through technology, a process that would create an engaging state-of-the-art, cradle-to-college school system nationwide.

October 28, 2010

Department of Education Establishes New Student Aid Rules to Protect Borrowers and Taxpayers

The Obama administration today released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student aid programs at for-profit, nonprofit and public institutions by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive

October 26, 2010

Guidance Targeting Harassment Outlines Local and Federal Responsibility

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Department of Education issued guidance to support educators in combating bullying in schools by clarifying when student bullying may violate federal education anti-discrimination laws.

October 14, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces $27 Million for Three Ready-to-Learn Television Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced three awards totaling $27 million for projects to improve educational opportunities for young learners through innovative technology. Grants will be used to develop and deliver high-quality, age-appropriate, educational content to increase the early literacy and mathematics skills of young children age two through eight years old.