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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

Duncan: Schools must improve to get stimulus money APEducation Secretary Arne Duncan says schools must make drastic changes to get money from a special $5 billion fund in the economic ...

At least three organizations have asked ED to weigh in on a previously little-noticed loophole in the language of the law, which states that school districts can use stabilization dollars for "any activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)," among other statutes.

Changes to Title I Coming to a Department Near You? EdWeek
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is reviewing the package of regulations that his predecessor, Margaret Spellings, announced as she headed out of office last ...

New Grads Increasingly Turning to Jobs in Service, Volunteer Sectors
While the economy is down, volunteer and service program applications are up. Way up.

Killings of students provides a grim tally Chicago Tribune
Current US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan replaced Vallas as schools chief in 2001, and judging from local news archives, the counting stopped. 

Zero unsafe schools? Officially, yes Atlanta Journal Constitution
For three years running, no school has landed on the list of unsafe schools Georgia must keep under federal law.

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