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August 4, 2010

Secretary Duncan's Statement on $1.2 Billion Investment in Broadband Connections to Rural Schools, Students' Homes

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's funding announcement today of $1.2 billion for broadband infrastructure projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 2, 2010

Pennsylvania to Receive More Than $514 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $514,403,320 is now available for Pennsylvania under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Pennsylvania has received $3,466,058,936 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 10,000 education jobs from Jan.

August 2, 2010

New Hampshire to Receive $10 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Hampshire will receive $10 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.

July 27, 2010

The Quiet Revolution: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the National Press Club

The American story is all about extraordinary people who meet the challenges of their times with determination, courage and vision. From the heroes of the American Revolution to the heroes of our transformative social movements -- our nation was shaped by bold men and women who overcome resistance, fear and dissent to build alliances that advance our collective welfare.

July 27, 2010

18 States and D.C. Named as Finalists for Race to the Top

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 18 states and the District of Columbia are the finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program.

July 26, 2010

Connecticut to Receive More Than $146 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $146,273,112 is now available for Connecticut under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Connecticut has received $901,563,049 through the ARRA. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4,200 education jobs from Jan.

July 22, 2010

Montana to Receive $11.5 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Montana will receive $11.5 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.

July 19, 2011

Wyoming to Receive $1.22 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Wyoming will receive $1.22 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

July 19, 2011

Indiana to Receive $9.24 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Indiana will receive $9.24 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.

July 19, 2011

North Dakota to Receive $1.31 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.31 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.