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Arne Duncan

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  • Q&A: Common Core student testing a battleground issue

    Common Core State Standards began as a state-initiated effort to build consistent K-12 standards throughout the country. Though Common Core started as a bipartisan effort, the standards have evolved into a battleground issue for a sizable portion of...
  • Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax

    Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax
    Governors propose and legislatures dispose. That particular political adage could be one that Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, might ponder as he begins the likely lengthy process of steering his budget and tax proposals through the...
  • Expectations are high as first Common Core tests loom

    NEW YORK Common Core tests for students are debuting this spring, but after years of bruising attacks from both the left and right, the groups tapped by the federal government to develop them are struggling to live up to all the hype. Back in 2010, the...
  • A federal funding fight over D.C. vouchers

    WASHINGTON Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to protect the D.C. school voucher system, a GOP pet program championed by Speaker John A. Boehner and others. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans are gearing up to move forward on...
  • Oklahoma incident spotlights race problems at fraternities

    Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by...
  • Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success

    Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success
    Orange County schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins was able to take her concerns about federal education legislation straight to the top on Monday. Jenkins was among a group of 11 school leaders who met with President Barack Obama during the Council...
  • Obama, school officials talk education goals

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Monday found an ally in Fresno Unified School District Superintendent Michael Hanson. During an hourlong meeting, Obama pitched his education priorities to Hanson and other superintendents. For the school leaders...
  • US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts

    US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-...
  • Pennsylvania's spending gap between rich, poor schools cited

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-poverty school districts spent...
  • PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion

     PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion
    The launch of new state exams in most school districts this week signaled a historic shift in how and when Illinois public school students are tested. It also spurred rebellion and confusion in the Chicago area and pockets downstate, even as some...
  • Chicago to be named a model for financial education

    Chicago to be named a model for financial education
    Does Chicago have the key to teaching its citizens about money so they make better financial choices and live more prosperous lives? The federal government thinks the city just might. On Thursday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will dub Chicago...