March 10, 2010
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.
August 20, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in response to news that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a special legislative session to address education reform:
May 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three days after California voters rejected ballot measures to restore state funding for public schools, U.S.
April 17, 2009Nearly $4 Billion in Recovery Funds Now Available for California to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that nearly $4 billion is now available for California under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.