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Arne Duncan

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  • Secretary of Education supports later start to school day

    Secretary of Education supports later start to school day
    WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.     Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday said studies have shown that students do better if they start...
  • U.S. secretary of education opposes California's testing plan

    The nation's top education official threatened Monday to withhold federal funds if California lawmakers approved pending legislation to revamp the state's standardized testing system. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the warning as AB...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • Nazareth Area Middle, Broughal Middle named Green Ribbon Schools

     
    Nazareth Area Middle School and Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem have been recognized as a federal Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. The award honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the...
  • Badass Teachers Association fights "contempt for real teaching and learning"

    Badass Teachers Association fights "contempt for real teaching and learning"
    A new education group, Badass Teachers Association, aims to offer a voice to teachers fed up with current education policy pushed by Washington, D.C. -- and Tallahassee. The group this week launched a telephone campaign to get U.S. Secretary of...
  • Delay in teacher evaluations possible

    Delay in teacher evaluations possible
    Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement. The new teacher evaluations — which...
  • In Fenger, art builds community

    In Fenger, art builds community
    The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
  • NAB to Launch Mental Health Campaign

    National Assn. of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith appeared at the White House with President Obama on Monday to announce a new campaign to change attitudes about mental illness through TV ads and social media. Smith was among those attending the National...
  • School closings disappoint many aldermen

    School closings disappoint many aldermen
    After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process. Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
  • California won't get relief from No Child Left Behind law

    California won't get relief from No Child Left Behind law
    The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden. The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...
  • Man stabbed in head, arrested in W. Baltimore domestic dispute

    Man stabbed in head, arrested in W. Baltimore domestic dispute
    The argument could be heard first, neighbors said. Then the police lights began flashing through their windows. Residents in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood, not unfamiliar with police activity, said they peered outside. A man they recognized as a...