April 6, 2009
Four of the U.S. Department of Education's Classroom Teaching Ambassadors from Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have launched a new effort, the New England Regional Teacher Leadership Initiative, to help teachers have a voice in education policy development.
April 1, 2009
Capitol Heights, Md. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion for states and schools is now available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.
March 20, 2009
Good morning. Thank you so much for inviting me.
As you can imagine, it's been a pretty eventful couple of weeksfrom starting a new jobto moving my familyto passing a massive stimulus bill that includes over $100 billion in new funding for education.
March 16, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education will devote a special edition of its monthly TV show, "Education News Parents Can Use," to examining how the recently enacted stimulus package can help save or create jobs and promote education reform.
March 12, 2009Secretary Arne Duncan Testifies Before the House Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testifed before the House Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education. Following is his prepared opening statement:
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:
March 12, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as senior advisor to the department, where he will conduct outreach to teachers and teacher organizations.
March 7, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days.
March 6, 2009U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden Visit Miami Dade College to Discuss Improving Nation's Education System and the Importance of Community Colleges in Job Creation
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden today held a panel discussion with students at Miami Dade College to exchange ideas on improving the nation's higher education system and the importance of community colleges in job creation. Duncan and Biden also discussed how funds from the stimulus package will help make college more affordable for families.
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.
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.