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Secretary Arne Duncan Visits Maryland School, Announces Availability of $44 Billion for States and Schools (April 1, 2009)
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Secretary Duncan and Maryland Gov. O'Malley express their partnership to invest in schools, students and teachers to ensure the competitiveness of Maryland's and America's schools.


Secretary Arne Duncan announces at Doswell Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md., that $44 billion for states and schools is now available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which lays the foundation for a generation of education reform and helps save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts. Secretary Duncan and Gov. O'Malley visit a classroom at Doswell Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md.
Secretary Duncan meets with education leaders at Doswell Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md., where he announced guidelines and the application process for $32.6 billion under the State Stabilization Fund, representing two-thirds of the total dollars in the fund.  This includes $26.6 billion to save jobs and improve K-12  and higher education and a separate $6 billion in a Government Services Fund to pay for education, public safety and other government services. Secretary Duncan, along with Maryland State School Superintendent Nancy Grasmick (in background), meets with students at Doswell Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md., where he announced support for comprehensive education reform throughout the country.
Secretary Duncan, along with William Hite, Jr., interim superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools, visits with students at Doswell Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Md. Secretary Duncan and Maryland Gov. O'Malley express their partnership to invest in schools, students and teachers  to ensure the competitiveness of Maryland's and America's schools.

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