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Secretary Arne Duncan at the Brookings Institution (May 11, 2009)
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Shown with Grover Whitehurst, Secretary Duncan told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., that "Title I was set up to correct funding inequities--and that is important. But it really should be more focused on correcting educational inequities." Specifically, under ARRA, states must identify the bottom 5 percent of their schools, take bolder action and report on how many have undergone reconstitution. "We want to know which states have done this and if not, why not. Kids have only one chance for an education," said Duncan.


Secretary Duncan speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he told the audience that the Obama administration is changing the federal Title I program to aggressively drive reform in schools that need it the most by shifting $13 billion dollars into Title I  through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the proposed 2010 budget. Secretary Duncan shown with Grover Whitehurst in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Duncan takes questions from the audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he spoke about the Race to the Top funds under ARRA.  

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