Call With Education Grantmakers

On August 21, the Department of Education hosted a quarterly conference call for education funders with Secretary Arne Duncan.

Secretary Duncan talked about two of the Department’s grant competitions, Investing in Innovation (i3) and Race to the Top District, and answered questions from several audience members.

Read the transcript, or listen to the call Audio icon.


  1. I am going back to school and need grants to help pay for it. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreicated

  2. When I first started out, I had drop out of school because, I had two young children. I got a job as a nursing assistant. that just didn’t fulfill my growing family. So, I was determine to go back to school. I study and receive my GED. Little did I know that Forest Park community college, was consuming my funding with in the four years that I attended there. and now as a result, I can never get a Pell Grant as long as I live. After I injured myself at work, I needed surgery so I had it. Not knowing that later on I would not be able to complete my education anymore. after I recovered from my surgery. I finally decided to go back to school.This over whelm me when my financial adviser at school told me that I had to pull out of my class because, I was ban from receiving Pell Grants for life. I really felt like my stomach just drop. Everyday I have been on my computer trying to find grants,loans and scholarships in order to finish my program. since the today this happen to me “Tuesday 14 2012” I do understand that this is a regulation from the government.However, the question is to not only me but, the other students that don’t have a clue about what is going on I wonder how will that affect them?

    • Im going through the same issue,. I actually completed my financial aid information back in March my award letter was signed and complete. I hapened to check my school accpunt to find out i was only disbursed 666 out of my awarded ant. as confused and upset , i couldnt understand houw you can give someone something have this person register for couses and then decide to take their funds . Thats whats so

  3. How will this affect college research programs or even more importantly their football programs?

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