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Arne Duncan

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  • Why the gov't let many trade schools become diploma mills

    How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it? In...
  • Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

    Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line. In the two...
  • US Education Secretary to meet with black college reps in NC

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to hear about challenges confronting historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina. Duncan and U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro plan to meet Thursday with presidents, chancellors, and...
  • Hundreds of volunteers recruited for Urban League's Fort Lauderdale conference

    Hundreds of volunteers recruited for Urban League's Fort Lauderdale conference
    With just about a month to go, hosting plans for the National Urban League's annual conference in Fort Lauderdale are ahead of schedule, with volunteers committed from throughout the community, corporate sponsors on board, hotel rooms booked and high-...
  • California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core

    While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the...
  • Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers

    The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Besides the nation's capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday...
  • Federal court upholds rules aimed at for-profit college industry

    Federal court upholds rules aimed at for-profit college industry
    A federal court has ruled in favor of tough new regulations aimed at career training programs, dealing a major blow to the for-profit college industry. In an opinion released Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled the...
  • Indiana awaits decision on waiver from federal education law

    Indiana education officials expect to know in the coming months whether the state will have continued flexibility from the requirements of federal No Child Left Behind law. The Indiana Department of Education has asked federal officials for a three-...
  • Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt

    Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt
    In February, 15 students who had attended Corinthian Colleges Inc. launched the nation's first student debt strike. The students declared that they would no longer repay their loans on the grounds that Corinthian — a network of for-profit schools...
  • Liberty Elementary closes out year with White House praise

    Liberty Elementary closes out year with White House praise
    Liberty Elementary School closed out the year with high praise from high places, as White House officials lauded the school's technology in its classroom and commitment in its community as a model for the nation. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan...
  • Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July

    Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July
    Chicago Public Schools Principal Elizabeth Dozier — who has led Christian Fenger Academy High School in Roseland since 2009 — will leave the school district in July, officials said Thursday. Dozier did not immediately provide CPS with a...