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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

April 30, 2010

Vermont to Receive $8.5 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Vermont will receive $8.5 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.

April 30, 2010

New York to Receive More Than $308 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New York will receive more than $308 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.

April 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Opens Competition for Promise Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the Promise Neighborhood program, the first federal initiative to put education at the center of comprehensive efforts to fight poverty in urban and rural areas.