November 24, 2009
Shane Battier and Myron Rolle taped video addresses for the “I Am What I Learn” video contest, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and YouTube. In their videos, they each describe the role education plays in their lives, and they encourage students to dedicate themselves to their own education.
Battier explains how he faced the same challenges in school as he did on the basketball court.
November 23, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today praised corporate and philanthropic leaders for stepping up to support improvements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
November 17, 2009Duncan Hosts Meeting with Rural School Superintendents As He Continues to Seek Input on Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met today with a group of rural school superintendents from nine states to listen and learn about their needs and to discuss ways the Education Department can be a partner in helping to find solutions to their educational challenges.
November 16, 2009
Since September 21, hundreds of students across the country have responded to the President's call to take greater responsibility for their education by creating videos explaining why education is important to their future. In less than two months, students submitted more than 600 video entries to the "I Am What I Learn" video contest, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and YouTube.
November 16, 2009Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Death of Chicago School Board President Michael Scott
I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of my friend and colleague Michael Scott. Michael cared passionately about public education and made many courageous decisions as president of the Board. He gave his time, energy and talents to improving the life chances of children. Chicago has lost a great leader, and the city’s school children have lost a devoted champion. I extend my deepest condolences to his wife and family.
November 12, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the final application for more than $4 billion from the Race to the Top Fund, which will reward states that have raised student performance in the past and have the capacity to accelerate achievement gains with innovative reforms.
November 9, 2009
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that application requirements for the final $11.5 billion in State Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 are now available. In exchange for this unprecedented funding boost, the department is asking states to provide some basic information on teacher distribution, the collection and use of data, standards and assessments, and support for struggling schools.
November 3, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education today bestowed the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership on eight public school principals at the 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony.
The awards were given to the following principals by the U. S. Department of Education, together with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Middle Schools Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals: