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July 1, 2009

More Than $297 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Arkansas to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $297 million is now available for Arkansas 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

More Than $2.7 Billion Will Be Made Available Early to States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $2.7 billion is being made available early to help states as they face increasing budgetary pressures.

July 1, 2009

$129 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Hawaii to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $129 million is now available for Hawaii 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

$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.

June 25, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Role of Charter Schools in Turnaround Business

Following up on his remarks earlier this week at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement urging states to work with charter school operators to turn around struggling schools and provide innovation and choice to students and parents:

June 24, 2009

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Kicks Off Department's Summer Reading Initiative: "Read to the Top!"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today kicked off the Department's summer reading campaign--"Read to the Top!" --with the children's classic books "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Where the Wild Things Are." The Secretary read to young children, including his own, on the plaza of the Department's Lyndon Baines Johnson headquarters building.

June 22, 2009

More Than $76 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Alaska to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $76 million is now available for Alaska 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.

June 22, 2009

More Than $213 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for New Mexico to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $213 million is now available for New Mexico 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.