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Arne Duncan

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  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official

    Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official
    Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as undersecretary of the Department of Education, in charge of issues affecting colleges and universities. After leading Occidental from 1999 to 2005,...
  • To improve schools, Obama administration focuses on training teachers

    To improve schools, Obama administration focuses on training teachers
    The Obama administration announced Friday that it is developing new rules aimed at improving schools by focusing on the training that teachers receive before they enter the classroom — an idea that met with a mix of cautious support and questions...
  • Why Rauner is unrepentant as questions grow louder in high-school admissions controversy

     
    Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
  • Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core

    Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states. Scott sent a letter to State Board 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...
  • 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...
  • Three steps for better American schools

    Three steps for better American schools
    Education policy wasn't a significant issue in the 2012 presidential election, but it needs to be one in 2013. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with public education, and no small wonder: studies continue to show that our schools, once the envy...
  • City, Baltimore County not among winners of Race to the Top grants

    After making it to the last round of the inaugural federal Race to the Top district competition, the Baltimore City and Baltimore County school systems fell short of securing grants that would have strengthened individualized learning and helped close the...
  • Chicago first lady Amy Rule highlights work with nonprofit business internship group

    Chicago first lady Amy Rule highlights work with nonprofit business internship group
    Amy Rule sat among a roomful of high school seniors, participating in a lesson on personal finances. Students passed around a coin while reciting some common money sayings and myths. Chicago’s first lady offered, “Money grows on trees,&...
  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...