April 29, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Duncan are set on a "moon-shot" goal to get America on track and to return to being number one in the world in high school and college graduation rates, school readiness, academic achievement, college matriculation and retention, and completion rates. The "Obama Effect" and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are bookends for this unparalleled opportunity to get significantly better. Over the past 100 days, the Department has worked extraordinarily hard to deliver on this promise and to lay the groundwork for the next four years.
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