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April 20, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Death of Dr. Dorothy Height

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the death of Dr. Dorothy Height:

April 20, 2010

Oklahoma to Receive $39 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oklahoma will receive $39 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 15, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Videos Highlight Successful School Turnarounds

The U.S. Department of Education has produced a new series of videos that illustrate how several school districts have successfully turned around low-performing schools using the four models endorsed by the Department's $4 billion Title I School Improvement Grant program.

April 15, 2010

South Dakota to Receive $11.3 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that South Dakota will receive $11.3 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 15, 2010

South Carolina to Receive $50.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that South Carolina will receive $50.8 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 15, 2010

Nevada to Receive $23.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nevada will receive $23.4 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 15, 2010

Connecticut to Receive $25.7 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Connecticut will receive $25.7 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 15, 2010

Utah to Receive $17.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Utah will receive $17.4 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 15, 2010

Virginia to Receive $59.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Virginia will receive nearly $59.8 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 14, 2010

U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education and Federal Bureau of Investigation to Jointly Release Findings of New Study of Targeted Violence Affecting U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

Washington, DC — On Friday, April 16, 2010, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will jointly release a study of targeted violence incidents on U.S. campuses of higher learning.