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September 3, 2010

Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan Announce National Coalition to Enroll Uninsured Kids in Health Care

Washington — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan today highlighted the Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge to enroll five million children in Medicaid and CHIP within five years.

September 2, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces Winners of Competition to Improve Student Assessments

In an effort to provide ongoing feedback to teachers during the course of the school year, measure annual student growth, and move beyond narrowly-focused bubble tests, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two groups of states grants to develop a new generation of tests.

September 1, 2010

Colorado, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Wisconsin Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Colorado will receive $159.5 million, Connecticut will receive $110.5 million, New Mexico will receive $64.9 million, and Wisconsin will receive $179.7 million to support education jobs.

August 31, 2010

New York, Georgia, and American Samoa Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New York will receive $607.6 million, Georgia will receive $322.3 million, and American Samoa will receive $8,324,352 to support education jobs.

August 30, 2010

Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, and South Dakota Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Illinois will receive $415.4 million, Kansas will receive $92.5 million, Nevada will receive $83.1 million, and South Dakota will receive $26.3 million to support education jobs.

August 27, 2010

California to Receive $1.2 Billion to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $1.2 billion to support education jobs.

August 27, 2010

Obama Administration Officials Announce Joint Agreement for New Orleans Schools Recovery

WASHINGTON –U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate announced today the final agreement for the obligation of $1.84 billion dollars in funding for the state of Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) and Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB

August 24, 2010

Nine States and the District of Columbia Win Second Round Race to the Top Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition.

August 23, 2010

New York to Receive More Than $814 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $814,624,071 is now available for New York under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New York has received $6,277,589,038 through the ARRA.

August 19, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards $28.8 Million to School Districts To Improve Readiness and Emergency Response Plans

School districts across the country will be able to improve and strengthen their emergency management plans as a result of $28.8 million in grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education.