Guam – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that Guam will receive $20 million to support education jobs.
Guam is included with 5 states to receive a portion of $10 billion in education funding that is meant to support education jobs in the 2010-11 school year.
The money is being distributed to states and territories by a formula based on population figures. The money can be distributed according to their funding to school districts based on their own primary funding formula or districts’ relative share of federal Title I funds.
The release quotes Education Secretary Duncan as saying: “There is a huge sense of urgency to get these funds out the door. I commend these states for being among the first to submit their applications and thank our team at the Department for making funds available within a matter of days. These education dollars will help these states keep thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year.”