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June 22, 2009

More Than $134.5 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for New Hampshire to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $134.5 million is now available for New Hampshire 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 $70 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for North Dakota to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $70 million is now available for North Dakota 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.

May 26, 2010

$191 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Nebraska to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced more than $191 million is now available for Nebraska 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

Secretary Duncan Urges Charters to Turn Around Schools, Improve Accountability

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called on charter school leaders to become active players in the national effort to turn around low-performing schools and to take aggressive actions to ensure their schools are held accountable for student results.

June 22, 2009

Turning Around the Bottom Five Percent

The secretary introduced his speech with an overview of his Listening and Learning Tour and a summary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He occasionally deviated from this prepared text.

Today, I want to focus on the challenge of turning around our chronically low-achieving schools. These schools have failed to make progress year after year.

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June 17, 2009

Nearly $3.5 Million Awarded in Grants to Improve Education for Indian Children

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the award of 14 grants totaling $3,404,882 to programs in 11 states that will help American Indian children succeed in school.

June 16, 2009

$60 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Washington, D.C. to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $60 million is now available for Washington, D.C. 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.  Washington, D.C.

June 15, 2009

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Results of NAEP Arts 2008 Assessment

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8:

June 15, 2009

Duncan Offers Stimulus Funds for States to Develop Rigorous Assessments Linked to Common Standards

In the second of four major policy speeches on the priorities for the “Race to the Top” Fund, U.S.

June 14, 2009

States Will Lead the Way Toward Reform

I am continually struck by the profound wisdom underlying the American political experiment. The genius of our system is that much of the power to shape our future has, wisely, been distributed to the states instead of being confined to Washington.

Our best ideas have always come from state and local governments, which are the real hothouses of innovation in America.

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