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June 15, 2010

Kansas to Receive Nearly $27 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Kansas will receive $26,761,950 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.

June 9, 2010

Pennsylvania to Receive $141 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $141 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.

June 8, 2010

First Lady, Federal Agencies Launch Summer Initiative to Curb Childhood Obesity and Reading Loss

Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama and four Cabinet Secretaries, joined Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move. today. The new initiative will get more Americans volunteering to combat childhood obesity and summer learning loss among youth.

June 7, 2010

South Dakota to Receive More Than $34 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $34,416,587 is now available for South Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, South Dakota has received $271,128,563 through the Recovery Act.

June 4, 2010

Idaho to Receive More Than $66 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $66,560,895 is now available for Idaho under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Idaho has received $437,704,495 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4000 education jobs from Jan.

June 4, 2010

Maryland to Receive More Than $237 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $237,493,405 is now available for Maryland under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Maryland has received $1,486,162,594 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,100 education jobs from Jan.

June 2, 2010

Virginia to Receive More Than $324 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $324,675,748 is now available for Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Virginia has received $2,120,092,724 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for nearly 8,000 education jobs from Jan. 1 to March.

June 2, 2010

Statement on National Governors Association and State Education Chiefs Common Core Standards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement regarding today's release by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers on a set of state-led education standards, known as the Common Core State Standards.

June 2, 2010

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on NCES Report Examining Graduation, Dropout Rates

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on a report by the National Center for Education Statistics entitled, “Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08:”

June 2, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Appoints Members and Chair of New Committee on Measures of Student Success

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of the 15 members and chairperson to serve on the Committee on Measures of Student Success (CMSS). Created under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the committee will develop recommendations for two-year degree-granting institutions of higher education to comply with the law’s graduation and completion rate disclosu