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Arne Duncan

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  • CPS watchdog leaving his post

    CPS watchdog leaving his post
    The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month. Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
  • U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most

    U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most
    The U.S. Department of Education announced a new initiative Monday to help states put "great educators" in schools with the neediest students. The department said that too often school districts "shortchange" black and Hispanic youngsters and kids from...
  • Feds announce stricter reporting guidelines for campus sex assaults

    The U.S. government announced new proposed regulations Thursday that will require colleges and universities for the first time to publicly disclose more types of sexual violence and harassment. Under the new rules, schools must publish the number of...
  • Obama's deficient student loan program

    Obama's deficient student loan program
    The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But Barack Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too...
  • About all those bad teachers in California

    I usually agree with Michael Hiltzik, but I was surprised when he called the ruling on teacher tenure useless "snake oil." ("Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren," Column, June 11) Yes, there are many school problems...
  • The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience

    The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience
    Dear U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I'm worried. I'm worried about a lot of things. I'm worried about glacial melt and rising sea levels. I'm worried about honey bee colony collapse disorder. And one Chicago guy to another, I'm worried about...
  • California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

    California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down
    The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

    Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.  What's curious about this is that they seem to...
  • Contest for California schools chief heats up

    Contest for California schools chief heats up
    California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it. This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...
  • Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official

    Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official
    Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as undersecretary of the Department of Education, in charge of issues affecting colleges and universities. After leading Occidental from 1999 to 2005,...
  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...