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July 9, 2014

Departments of Education and Justice Reach Settlement Agreement with Jefferson Parish Public School System Ensuring Equal Access and Non-Discrimination in Schools

WASHINGTON -- The Departments of Education and Justice announced today that they have reached a comprehensive agreement with the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana (JPPSS) to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of their own national origin or immigration status, or that of their parents or guardians.  The agreement also resolves complaints regarding JPP

September 13, 2010

Ten States to Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that ten states will receive millions of dollars to support education jobs.

"There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door," said Duncan. "These education dollars will help these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year."

August 27, 2010

Obama Administration Officials Announce Joint Agreement for New Orleans Schools Recovery

WASHINGTON –U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate announced today the final agreement for the obligation of $1.84 billion dollars in funding for the state of Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) and Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB

Basketball at Madison High School

Secretary Duncan greets Madison High School Jaguars

Louisiana Federation of Teachers

Secretary Duncan visits Louisiana Federation of Teachers meeting
July 2, 2010

Louisiana to Receive $67.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Louisiana will receive $67.6 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.

May 10, 2010

Louisiana to Receive More Than $191 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $191,265,519 is now available for Louisiana under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Louisiana has received $ 1,239,383,114 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 7,000 education jobs from Oct.

July 29, 2009

U.S. Education Department Awards $82 Million in Charter School Grants to Five States to Increase Public School Options

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) today announced the award of five charter school grants, totaling $82 million, to state education agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Wisconsin to increase public school options in those states.

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