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April 6, 2010

Iowa to Receive More Than $18 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Iowa will receive more than $18 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 6, 2010

Department of Education Schedules Tribal Official Consultation Meetings to Strengthen Government-to-Government Relations with Indian Tribes

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today the first of several Regional Tribal Official consultations. Department officials will travel to Alaska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and New Mexico to strengthen government-to-government relations with Indian Tribes.

April 2, 2010

Texas to Receive Nearly $338 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive nearly $338 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 2, 2010

District of Columbia to Receive More Than $12 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that the District of Columbia will receive more than $12 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

April 1, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Praises Philanthropic and Nonprofit Support for Rural Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today, praising a partnership between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Rural School and Community Trust to increase participation and the number of successful models offered by rural schools in the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund grant competition.

April 1, 2011

Nebraska to Receive $2.43 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nebraska will receive $2.43 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.

April 1, 2011

Connecticut to Receive $4.23 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Connecticut will receive $4.23 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.

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.

April 1, 2011

Texas to Receive $51.4 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive $51.4 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.

March 31, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Statement on the Passing of Jaime Escalante

"Jaime Escalante's extraordinary life and work is a testament to the importance of great teaching. He refused to offer excuses or lower his expectations for disadvantaged students, and he transformed their lives. Too often, great teachers are unsung heroes.