August 17, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today regarding Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's announcement that he will not seek re–election:
August 14, 2009
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and civil rights leader Al Sharpton will join Education Secretary Arne Duncan on a tour of four cities to highlight the Obama administration's efforts to reform public education, spur innovation and discuss challenges facing America's school systems.
August 14, 2009Education Secretary Arne Duncan Proposes to Allow States to Use Up to $41 Million of Existing Title I and IDEA Funds to Effectively Administer, Monitor and Report Use of ARRA Funds
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Education Department will publish a proposal in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug.
August 12, 2009
Four Cabinet secretaries brought the Obama Administration's Rural Tour to rural Alaska today, with stops in Bethel and Hooper Bay, representing the largest Cabinet-level delegation to visit the state.
August 11, 2009Anchorage Receiving $1.2 Million Grant to Keep Alaska Native Students in School on Path to College and Careers
Providing targeted support to end the high school dropout crisis and support Alaska's rural communities, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced plans to award a three-year, $1.2 million grant to support Project Puqigtut in Anchorage public schools.
August 11, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the news of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's passing. Eunice--inspired by her sister Rosemary--devoted most of her adult life to helping young people with disabilities reach their highest potential. Eunice understood that every young person can achieve when given a chance.
August 7, 2009
Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.
August 6, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $4.5 million in grants to operate 16 special education parent information and training centers in 14 states, including targeted centers for American Indians and military families.
August 4, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 13 teachers have been selected as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for 2009-2010. Three fellows will become full-time U.S. Department of Education employees for one year. Ten will participate part-time while remaining in their classrooms throughout the school year.
August 3, 2009
Washington, DC Late last week, Secretary Duncan sent a letter to Chief State School Officers encouraging each state to review their current policies and guidelines regarding the use of restraints and seclusion techniques in schools and if appropriate develop or revise them to ensure the safety of students.