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May 28, 2010

Wisconsin to Receive More Than $236 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $236,721,210 is now available for Wisconsin under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Wisconsin has received $1,446,554,610 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,000 education jobs from Jan.

May 26, 2011

California to Receive $69 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $69 million 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.

May 26, 2011

Colorado to Receive $6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Colorado will receive $6 million 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.

May 26, 2011

Montana to Receive $1.7 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Montana will receive $1.7 million 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.

May 26, 2011

Pennsylvania to Receive $21.5 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $21.5 million 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.

May 24, 2010

New Hampshire to Receive More Than $54 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $54,200,505 is now available for New Hampshire under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Hampshire has received $323,098,532 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 200 education jobs from Oct.

May 20, 2010

Department Begins Competition for $437 Million in Teacher Incentive Fund Grants

Today, the U.S. Department of Education made $437 million in Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant applications available for school districts, non profits and states. TIF grants support local projects that reward teachers, principals and other school personnel who improve student achievement. States, districts and non-profits partnering with states or districts are eligible to apply.

May 17, 2010

Minnesota to Receive More Than $220 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $220,403,088 is now available for Minnesota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Minnesota has received $1,308,304,524 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 6,000 education jobs from Oct.

May 13, 2010

Obama Administration Supports Emergency Funding to Save Teacher Jobs

This afternoon Secretary Duncan issued a letter to congressional leadership, supporting emergency funding legislation to help states and school districts save jobs. In recent weeks, Secretary Duncan has voiced concern for the hardships educators, schools and students would face if emergency funds do not become available.