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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.

August 27, 2010

California to Receive $1.2 Billion to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $1.2 billion to support education jobs.

August 17, 2010

California to Receive More Than $487 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $487,549,876 is now available for California under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, California has received $10,849,634,034 through the ARRA.

June 26, 2010

The Link in the Chain: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the De Anza College Commencement

Thank you, President Murphy. It's a pleasure to be here this morning to join in celebrating the class of 2010's success.

I want to begin with a confession today: I was a little intimidated to learn about some of the celebrity orators who speak at commencement ceremonies in the Bay Area.

June 25, 2010

The Protean Career: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Foothill College Commencement

Thank you, President Miner, for that very generous introduction and for your extraordinary leadership. It's an honor to be here this evening, and to join in celebrating the class of 2010's success.

June 24, 2010

California to Receive Nearly $416 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive nearly $416 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

June 5, 2010

Remarks of Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary, at Palo Alto University Commencement

Thank you Mr. Otieno and President Calvin for that generous introduction and for this honorary degree, which I will treasure for the rest of my life. It is an honor to join you this morning to celebrate the success of the Class of 2010.

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.

April 7, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $137,000 to Help Three School Districts Recover from a Series of Student Suicides and a School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded three new Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, totaling more than $137,000, to school districts in California, New Mexico and Alabama to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a series of student suicides and a middle school shooting.

March 10, 2010

U.S. Education Department Announces Civil Rights Review of English Learner Students In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to step up enforcement of civil rights law on behalf of students in a speech in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Education announced its first formal civil rights enforcement action.

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