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May 21, 2013

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Tragedy in Oklahoma

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the tragic loss of life in Oklahoma:

October 5, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards Nearly $2 Million to Tribal Education Agencies to Improve Education for American Indian and Alaska Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of four competitive grants totaling nearly $2 million to tribal education agencies (TEAs), under the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program.

April 30, 2012

Oklahoma to Receive $5.6 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oklahoma will receive $5.6 million to continue the work of turning around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

September 8, 2010

Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Indiana will receive $207 million, Minnesota will receive $166.7 million, Oklahoma will receive $119 million, and Rhode Island will receive $33 million to support education jobs.

April 20, 2010

Oklahoma to Receive $39 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oklahoma will receive $39 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.

April 1, 2011

Oklahoma to Receive $6.03 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Oklahoma will receive $6.03 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 SIG program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.

July 15, 2009

More Than $317 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Oklahoma to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $317 million is now available for Oklahoma 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.

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