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Arne Duncan

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  • Letters: Better education starts at home

    Re "How to grade public schools," Opinion, Nov. 14 Jack Schneider discusses the inherent problems with the interpretation of test results. During my career in higher education, I did a survey analyzing a plethora of studies that attempted to determine...
  • When Billy Corgan's wrestlers came to Fenger

    When Billy Corgan's wrestlers came to Fenger
    Famous as he is in other city neighborhoods, suburbs and countries across the globe, Billy Corgan was just another tall, bald, white guy wearing a Bears jersey (No. 1), standing against the gymnasium wall at Christian Fenger Academy High School on the Far...
  • Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college-rating proposal

    Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college-rating proposal
    Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said. The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public...
  • Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college affordability plan

    Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college affordability plan
    Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama’s proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum next week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 6 event is the first in a series...
  • L.A. schools improved, but Deasy fell short of ambitious goals

    L.A. schools improved, but Deasy fell short of ambitious goals
    On the eve of discussions over his future, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy can count on broad support from the civic elite, but by his own yardsticks, his performance fell notably short this year. Deasy set ambitious and specific targets to measure...
  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
  • Gov. Brown signs testing overhaul bill, ending old state tests

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that replaces current public school state standardized tests with ones aligned to new national learning goals. The governor's decision also tees up a looming confrontation with the Obama...
  • Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type

    Gov. Brown OKs bills to tighten rules on schools' use of bond type
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction. The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
  • Letters: Sounding alarms about truancy

    Re "Taking roll in California," Opinion, Sept. 30 It's good to see California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to sound the alarm about truancy. Truancy predicts crime. It's a lot easier to get kids back...
  • 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...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...