Recovery Act Successes
Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan visited Florida, where they highlighted Recovery Act successes across the country.
Link to blog entry Read to the Top
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice joined Deputy Secretary Tony Miller for ED's summer reading initiative, "Read to the Top!"
U.S. Students' Performance
Secretary Duncan said a new report shows that U.S. students "are treading the waters of academic achievement while other countries' students are swimming faster and farther...putting our long-term economic security at risk."
Arts in Schools
Secretary Duncan sent a letter to school and education community leaders on the importance of the arts as a core academic subject.
Sharpton, Gingrich and Duncan Announce Tour
Newt Gingrich and Al Sharpton will join Secretary Arne Duncan on a tour of four cities to discuss challenges facing America's schools.
Race to the Top
President Obama and Secretary Duncan announced the Race to the Top draft application and information about other new Recovery Act education programs.
Student Financial Aid Go to College
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Link to blog posting with video Scott Coleman, Principal
For Scott Coleman, principal at Mt. Vernon Community School in Virginia, the Recovery Act is about more than reforming our education system. This is his story.
The Four Reforms
Read this series of speeches about the four reform areas states must address to receive State Fiscal Stabilization funding and compete for Race to the Top funding.
Stabilization Fund
Fifty-one applications have been approved for funding under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.
Secretary Arne Duncan on the listening tour in VermontListening Tour
Find out about Secretary Duncan's visits to Orlando, Detroit, Lame Deer (MT), and other places. Join online discussions about higher standards, rural challenges, and using data.
Do What Works
Learn about research-based practices for organizing instruction, teaching algebra, and more.