U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alaska will receive $1.64 million to continue 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.
Secretary Duncan, Congressman Connolly Visit Riverside Elementary for One Year Anniversary of Recovery Act
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly highlighted the positive impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at Riverside Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. To date, Virginia has received $1,372,041,529 in stimulus funding which has been used to support over 5,000 jobs and drive reform.
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $359,150,805 is now available for New Jersey under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Jersey has received over $2 billion through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 16,000 education jobs from Oct.
President Obama's 2011 education budget signals a bold new direction for federal K-12 education policy with more competitive funding, more flexibility and a focus on the reforms likely to have the greatest impact on student success.
On Jan. 30, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board released job numbers showing that Recovery Act education funding played a significant role in stabilizing the nation's economy and in staving off a major fiscal crisis in 2009.
States and districts are making significant progress in building educational data systems and are starting to use that valuable data to change classroom practice and improve student achievement, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Today the Department of Education announced that 40 states and the District of Columbia submitted applications to be considered for Phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the department's $4.35 billion fund to dramatically re-shape America's educational system to better engage and prepare our students for success in a competitive 21st century economy and workplace.
To a full house of more than 1000 elementary, high school and college students who gathered to celebrate the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged America to realize King's vision through education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement in support of the people of Haiti:
Education Department Announces Second Round of Public Meetings Seeking Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will hold a second round of public input meetings to listen to and learn from assessment experts and practitioners. To date the department has convened seven meetings in three cities (Boston, Atlanta and Denver).