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July 15, 2009

More Than $81 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Montana to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $81 million is now available for Montana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 15, 2009

More Than $317 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Oklahoma to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $317 million is now available for Oklahoma under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 14, 2009

School Districts in 38 States Receive $116 Million in Grants to Help Improve Teaching of American History

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 123 school districts in 38 states have been awarded $116 million in new grants to help schools improve the teaching of American history.

July 13, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards $26.5 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Active

As a result of $26.5 million in awards from the U.S. Department of Education, more children will have access to physical education programs and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The Carol M.

July 10, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $32.8 Million to Promote Safe Schools, Healthy Students

More than $32.8 million in grants have been awarded to 18 states and the District of Columbia as part of a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to support schools in creating safer and healthier learning environments.

July 9, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Awards $26 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 $26 million in grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education.

July 2, 2009

Partners in Reform

Good morning. Thank you for having me and thank you for hosting one of our Listening and Learning events. We embarked on this tour to hear from people in classrooms and schools—people who are facing educational challenges and finding solutions.

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July 2, 2009

Secretary Duncan Challenges National Education Association to Accelerate School Reforms

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today praised the National Education Association for its effort to improve the quality of the education workforce and challenged the union to reevaluate some of its policies on compensating teachers and offering them job protections.

July 1, 2009

$656 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Alabama to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $656 million is now available for Alabama under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

July 1, 2009

Anniversary of Title VI Marks Progress and Reminds us that Every Child has the Right to an Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has issued a statement recognizing that Thursday, July 2, 2009, is the 45th anniversary of the enactment of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in public schools.