October 22, 2013
The Obama administration today approved the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership.
August 10, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Puerto Rico will receive $153.6 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. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.
September 27, 2010
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $174,814,813 is now available for Puerto Rico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Puerto Rico has received $1,816,574,596 through the ARRA.
May 28, 2009$434 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Puerto Rico to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $434 million is now available for Puerto Rico 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.