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Arne Duncan

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  • Federal education chief: Some kids are over-tested

    Federal education chief: Some kids are over-tested
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a crowd of more than 500 in West Palm Beach on Monday that many places are over-testing their students, but he stopped short of pointing to Florida as one of them. "This is really for the state to grapple with...
  • L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

    L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
    A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...
  • No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'

    No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'
    When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last year that the incessant focus on testing was “sucking the oxygen” out of public school classrooms, his statement seemed like a pointed criticism of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and of...
  • No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable

    No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable
    The controversial education law known as No Child Left Behind is up for reauthorization, and amid the nuances under debate one question stands out: Will pressures from the left and right force the federal government to abandon its annual, statewide...
  • Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams

    Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams
    PHILADELPHIA— When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government....
  • Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials

    Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials
    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at a Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters. Hogan...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...