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Arne Duncan

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  • Diversity, Magic and officer safety: Letters

    Diversity and inequality have become words du jour for too many news writers. Sunday's editorial on court judges, "Florida's courts should reflect state's diversity," follows similar laments on state water-management boards, Orlando voting districts,...
  • NCAA basketball's fabulous freshmen need to reconsider their 'one-and-done' plans

    Freshman sensations Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Tyler Ennis took the phrase "one-and-done" literally. All three found themselves and their teams bounced from the NCAA Tournament after just one game. It's madness — March Madness — that...
  • U.S. schools plagued by inequality along racial lines, study finds

    U.S. schools plagued by inequality along racial lines, study finds
    WASHINGTON — Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up...
  • Sunday guest list: Chesley Sullenberger, Nate Silver, Matt Damon

    Sunday guest list: Chesley Sullenberger, Nate Silver, Matt Damon
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list: Pilot Chesley Sullenberger, CBS' aviation expert, will be a guest on "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Sen. Kelly...
  • U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program

    U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program
    Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid. Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education...
  • Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid

    Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid
    More than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, will clarify application instructions to ensure they are not violating federal law by requiring extra forms to determine eligibility for financial aid, Rep. Elijah E....
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • School discipline has been a long-standing problem [Letter]

    Perhaps the Baltimore City Council should go back and read Jane Sundius' commentary from earlier this year ("Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline," Jan. 9). There she chastised the school system for putting far too many students out of...
  • Rauner on defensive during governor debate

    Rauner on defensive during governor debate
    SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner marked his 58th birthday fending off criticism from Republican governor rivals of his vilification of “government union bosses” and apologizing for how he initially characterized an effort to get his daughter...