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March 11, 2010

Michigan to Receive Nearly $430 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $429,781,767 is now available for Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Michigan has received $2,765,006,656 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 9,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 11, 2010

Utah to Receive More Than $129 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $129,552,001 is now available for Utah under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Utah has received $741,979,396 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,900 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan Releases Application for $650 Million to Support Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department of Education's final priorities and the grant application for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).

March 8, 2010

Ohio to Receive More Than $483 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $483,024,288 is now available for Ohio under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Ohio has received $2,986,873,388 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 11,800 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 8, 2010

New Mexico to Receive Nearly $86 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $85,944,012 is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Mexico has received $577,767,216 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

March 4, 2010

16 Finalists Announced in Phase 1 of Race to the Top Competition Finalists to Present in Mid-March; Winners Announced in Early April

Today the Department of Education announced that 15 states and the District of Columbia will advance as finalists for phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is the Department's $4.35 billion effort to dramatically re-shape America's educational system to better engage and prepare our students for success in a competitive 21st century economy and workplace.

February 18, 2010

Illinois to Receive Nearly $555 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $554,773,126 is now available for Illinois under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Illinois has received over $3,425,822,290 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 2,600 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

February 18, 2010

Massachusetts to Receive More Than $268 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $268,390,060 is now available for Massachusetts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Massachusetts has received over $1,601,406,470 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 3,200 education jobs from Oct.

February 17, 2011

Delaware to Receive $1.54 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Delaware will receive $1.54 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.

February 17, 2011

Maryland to Receive $6.76 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Maryland will receive $6.76 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.