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April 1, 2011

Four States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that four states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 30, 2012

North Dakota to Receive $1.2 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.2 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 30, 2012

Pennsylvania to Receive $19.6 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $19.6 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 25, 2011

Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 25, 2011

Chicago Public Schools Art Exhibit Opens at U.S. Department of Education in Washington

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledged Chicago Public School (CPS) students at an exhibit opening of their artwork hosted in the Department’s auditorium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. He was joined by CPS Director of Humanities Paul Whitsitt and several other CPS administrators and teachers, as well as 16 Chicago high school students visiting Washington D.C.

March 22, 2011

The Road Less Traveled

Thank you, Elise. And thanks to United Way LA for convening this Summit, and for its steadfast commitment to driving education reform here.

I believe that this Summit is timed just right, because the public school system of Los Angeles is at a crossroads today.

March 24, 2011

Office for Civil Rights Office to Present Outreach Sessions on Students with Diabetes

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Dallas will conduct free technical assistance presentations Friday and Saturday regarding students with diabetes who attend public elementary and secondary schools in Texas. The presentations will be made at the University of North Texas-Dallas Campus located at 7400 University Hills Blvd.

March 17, 2011

Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

March 17, 2011

Director of Community Outreach to Discuss Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 35th Annual Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents

Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as one of six panelists discussing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization in Title I at the 35th Annual In-Service Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents on March 17 in Oak Brook, Ill.

March 15, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet to Hold Conference Call on Education Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, March 15, at 4:05 p.m. EDT / 2:05 p.m. MDT, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the importance of reforming our education system and out-educating the competition in order to win the future.

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