District of Columbia
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.
May 3, 2010
Thank you for that gracious introduction President DeGioia—and thanks to Parenting magazine for sponsoring not only this special event but for honoring the critical importance of parental involvement in our nation's schools.
April 20, 2010
I am pleased that the Department is issuing this Dear Colleague letter on athletic programs today. I think this reaffirmation of longstanding policy will help to bolster Title IX and assure that educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance do not discriminate on the basis of sex.
April 14, 2010Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Regarding the FY 2011 Education Budget
Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Cochran, Members of the Subcommittee:
I planned to begin today by talking about education reform because there is a lot of good news to reportbut before I do I want to talk about education jobs.
April 2, 2010District of Columbia to Receive More Than $12 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive more than $12 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
March 18, 2010Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the House Appropriations Committee on the President's Proposals for the 2011 Education Budget and for the Reauthorization of ESEA
Chairman Obey, Ranking Member Tiahrt, Members of the Committee:
I want to begin by thanking you for what you have done to keep America's teachers in the classroom and to keep America's children learning.