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Attached is a summary of the final requirements for the $3.546 billion School Improvement Grants (SIGs) made available from the combined American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations funds. Secretary Duncan announced the release on Thursday, December 3.

On Monday, November 30, 2009 the Coalition for Community Schools (CCS) hosted a webinar sponsored by The Institute for Educational Leadership titled, "Race to the Top: The Implications for Community Oriented Schools." The discussion focused on how the core functions and services of community schools can help states achieve the goals enumerated in the Race to the Top (RTT) guidelines.

Attached please find a summary of Friday November 20th, ED Stakeholder meeting. The topic for this latest in their series of Stakeholder Forums on issues to consider during the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act focused on divers

Please find attached a memo detailing this week's meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Also attached are the recommendations put forward by the Advisory Council in its annual reports as attachments for the memo.

On Wednesday, the Department of Education (ED) hosted its third in a planned series of forums that focus on the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The topic for this meeting was "Promoting Innovation and Rethinking the Federal Role." Attached please find a summary of the meeting.

Info below is from ISTE and CSPAN
Frank Baker

President Barack Obama to Make Historic Speech to America's Students

C-SPAN and White House Web Site to Broadcast Speech Live

http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

September 8, 2009
12 p.m.20Eastern Time
9 a.m. Pacific Time

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