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December 6, 2010

Department Awards Nearly $50,000 to Help Marin County School Community Recover From Tragic Events Involving Students

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded the Marin County Office of Education in San Rafael, Calif.

November 30, 2010

Highest Percentage of Turnaround Funds Are Going To High Schools

As the recently released "Building a Grad Nation" report provides a renewed call to action to address high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that of the more than 700 schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) to implement one of the four turnaround models this year, 48 percent are high schools.

September 27, 2010

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Receive Nearly $12 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $11,994,405 is now available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, CNMI has received $48,922,625 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

Guam to Receive More Than $24 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $24,995,119 is now available for Guam under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Guam has received $122,450,229 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands to Receive More Than $23 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $23,418,334 is now available for the U.S. Virgin Islands under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, the U.S. Virgin Islands has received $81,421,768 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

Puerto Rico to Receive More Than $174 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $174,814,813 is now available for Puerto Rico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Puerto Rico has received $1,816,574,596 through the ARRA.

September 27, 2010

American Samoa to Receive More Than $14 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $14,564,094 is now available for American Samoa under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, American Samoa has received $53,511,721 through the ARRA.

September 24, 2010

Hawaii to Receive $11 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Hawaii will receive $11 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 20, 2010

All Winning i3 Applicants Secure Private Match

All 49 winning Investing in Innovation (i3) proposals have secured the required 20 percent private-sector match and will receive their awards by Sept. 30.

September 16, 2010

Tennessee to Receive $67.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Tennessee will receive $67.8 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.