February 26, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today highlighted provisions of the Department of Education's proposed FY 2010 budget overview that would dramatically expand student financial aid while making it simpler, more reliable and more efficient. "We need to invest in our economic future and enable our kids to compete in today's global environment. America's students and workers need a higher level of education and training," Duncan said.
February 19, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education posted on-line state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to release a significant share of the $100 billion in funding in time to avert teacher layoffs.
February 19, 2009
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today visited Explore Charter School in Brooklyn to discuss the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in saving jobs and advancing reforms. He discussed the state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the stimulus bill and set a goal of releasing a third of the more than $100 billion in funding within 30 days.
Following is the Secretary's prepared remarks:
February 18, 2009Duncan Hails Passage of President's Stimulus Package, Cites "Historic Opportunity to Create Jobs and Advance Reform"
Education Secretary Arne Duncan today called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) a "historic opportunity to create jobs and advance education reform." He credited the "leadership of the President and the Congress in laying groundwork for a generation of education reform and economic opportunity."
February 12, 2009Secretary Arne Duncan's Statement Regarding the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the following statement regarding the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest civil rights organization. As the President's champion for education, I am privileged to help celebrate this historic event.
February 10, 2009U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Visits High School in Arlington, Va., to Discuss Education Provisions of Stimulus Package
ARLINGTON, Va. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today made his first visit to a public high school since assuming office and used the occasion to urge swift passage of the stimulus legislation currently being considered by Congress, praising the bill's "historic level of one-time education funding that will not only save or create jobs but also will lay the groundwork for a generation of education reform and progress."
February 4, 2009
WASHINGTON-Education Secretary Arne Duncan today praised President Barack Obama's intent to nominate Russlynn Ali as the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education.
Duncan said, "Russlynn brings passion for, expertise in and dedication to equality and fairness in education, and her tireless work and commitment have changed the lives of low-income students from across the nation. I very much look forward to working with her."