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Arne Duncan

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  • GOP-led committee adopts partisan bill to update No Child Left Behind

    The Republican-led House education committee approved a partisan bill Wednesday to update the No Child Left Behind education law, maintaining annual testing requirements but stripping the federal government of much of its influence in local schools....
  • Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP

     Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP
    INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam. The moves are the...
  • Pence says recommendations coming this week from experts on shortening student testing time

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam. The moves are the latest effort...
  • Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts

    Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts
    Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Does the US need Common Core education standards?

    It's early yet, but already the Common Core State Standards are becoming a major issue for the 2016 presidential campaign. Developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2009, the Common Core is supposed...
  • Too much testing is killing recess

    One of the most important things I've learned after more than 35 years of working is this simple verity: Everyone needs a break during the day. When I arrive at a knotty problem in the writing, I've learned to give my brain some space. Ideas percolate...
  • David DeCoursey, revered leader of Leadership Greater Chicago, dies

    David DeCoursey, revered leader of Leadership Greater Chicago, dies
    David DeCoursey was for 25 years the executive director of Leadership Greater Chicago, which has offered training on civic issues to hundreds of leaders in business, government and nonprofits. "The number of civic leaders who LGC didn't just touch but...
  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • 5 things to know about school testing

    5 things to know about school testing
    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...