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December 16, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $50,000 Grant to Danvers High School to Restore Safe School Environment

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a nearly $50,000 grant to Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the alleged recent murder of a math teacher by a 14-year-old student.

April 8, 2013

Massachusetts to Receive $7.2 million to Turn Around its Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Massachusetts will receive $7.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Massachusetts is one of 13 states that will receive SIG funding.

March 30, 2012

Massachusetts to Receive $7.8 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Massachusetts will receive $7.8 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

October 15, 2010

"Call to Service" Lecture at Harvard University

Good evening and thank you so much for this honor. There is no greater honor than service. There is no greater reward than service. And today, as all of you know, there is no greater need.

September 3, 2010

Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Tennessee Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Alabama will receive $149.5 million, Iowa will receive $96.5 million, Maine will receive $39 million, Massachusetts will receive $204 million, Nebraska will receive $58.9 million, and Tennessee will receive $195.9 million to support education jobs.

July 12, 2010

Massachusetts to Receive $58.6 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Massachusetts will receive $58.6 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

May 19, 2010

The Lasting Impact of Teachers: Commencement Remarks of Secretary Arne Duncan at Lesley University

Thank you, President Moore, for that generous introduction and for this honorary degree, which I will treasure. I feel so honored to share the stage today with distinguished artists and great leaders like Vicki Kennedy, Professor Chinua Achebe, and Roz Chast.

March 25, 2011

Massachusetts To Receive $8.02 Million To Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Massachusetts will receive $8.02 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.

February 18, 2010

Massachusetts to Receive More Than $268 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $268,390,060 is now available for Massachusetts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Massachusetts has received over $1,601,406,470 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for over 3,200 education jobs from Oct.

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