District of Columbia
November 10, 2010
Secretary Duncan and Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend hosted a TEACH town hall meeting with students and educators at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
September 29, 2010
September 17, 2010
September 14, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eight states will receive millions of dollars to support education jobs.
"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."
September 9, 2010
August 3, 2010Working Together for Early Learning: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at "Early Childhood 2010 -- Innovation for the Next Generation" Meeting
Good morning it's a pleasure to join my good friend Secretary Sebelius in welcoming you to Washington for this important meeting.
Thank you all for the challenging and meaningful work you do on behalf of this nation's children and families.
This meeting's purpose is to drive innovations that will unlock the great potential of new generations of Americans.
July 27, 2010
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 19, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive $1.79 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.
June 2, 2010Finding Your Passion: Remarks by Secretary Arne Duncan at the Benjamin Banneker High School Commencement
Good afternoon, students, parents and teachers.
I am here today to celebrate your success and Banneker's success. They often say that success has many parents.
Your success is earned, first of all, from your hard work and perseverance -- qualities that are in each of you -- and so I begin by saluting you, the class of 2010.
May 28, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $24,126,447 is now available for D.C. under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, D.C. has received $186,512,952 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 500 education jobs from Jan.