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May 10, 2010

Alaska to Receive More Than $30 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $30,704,243 is now available for Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Alaska has received $207,874,210 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 200 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 10, 2010

Arkansas to Receive More Than $119 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $119,807,496 is now available for Arkansas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Arkansas has received $779,540,450 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

May 7, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in a Video with his Favorite Teacher

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges his favorite teacher, Darlene McCampbell in a video released today on the Education Department's website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py46EaAscOA. In the video, Mrs. McCampbell joins the secretary to discuss the impact teachers have in student success and the positive role Mrs.

May 5, 2011

Kansas to Receive $4.2 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Kansas will receive $4.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

May 5, 2011

Missouri to Receive $8.9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Missouri will receive $8.9 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.

May 5, 2010

Department Proposes Doubling Federal Funding for Parental Engagement

This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Education Department's proposal to double the amount of federal dollars set aside for family involvement. The Department also proposed allowing states to use federal funds to hold a competition to generate the best local ideas on family involvement.

May 3, 2010

2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars Announced

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the selection of 141 outstanding high school seniors as the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. U.S.

May 3, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Announces National FFA Advisor Larry Case Will Retire

The United States Department of Education announced today that National FFA advisor Larry D. Case will retire from his position in the federal government, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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May 3, 2010

Nebraska to Receive More Than $77 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $77,205,456 is now available for Nebraska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Nebraska has received $471,635,192 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,700 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

April 30, 2010

Top-Scoring National Financial Capability Challenge Students Ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE

Information about Participating Students and State-specific Performance is Available at www.challenge.treas.gov