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Arne Duncan

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  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
  • Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal

    Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal
    Mark Shanoff, principal of Ocoee Middle School, has been named among the top middle school principals in the country by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The National Distinguished Principal award recognizes top elementary and...
  • Obama praises educators' efforts to end digital divide

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama recognized school superintendents from across the country on Wednesday whose efforts to expand classroom technology means it no longer takes 20 minutes for a student in rural Alaska to log onto the Internet and that one...
  • Schools await top-honor announcement

    Schools await top-honor announcement
    A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts. "Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
  • Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says

    The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department. Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
  • Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent

    Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent
    About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education. That's slightly lower than the...
  • Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

     Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones
    Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Institute on...
  • U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt

    U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt
    The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay. The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
  • Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges

    Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges
    The Obama administration on Thursday will publish new regulations intended to target for-profit career colleges that leave students with debts they cannot repay. The U.S. Department of Education rules will sanction schools with students who carry too...
  • Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]

    Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]
    This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
  • Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses

    Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses
    The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents unanimously approved a policy Friday — believed to be among the first of its kind — denying bonuses to coaches and athletic directors whose players don't measure up academically. The...