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Arne Duncan

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  • Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success

    Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success
    Orange County schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins was able to take her concerns about federal education legislation straight to the top on Monday. Jenkins was among a group of 11 school leaders who met with President Barack Obama during the Council...
  • US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts

    US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-...
  • PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion

     PARCC testing launches with some pushback, confusion
    The launch of new state exams in most school districts this week signaled a historic shift in how and when Illinois public school students are tested. It also spurred rebellion and confusion in the Chicago area and pockets downstate, even as some...
  • Chicago to be named a model for financial education

    Chicago to be named a model for financial education
    Does Chicago have the key to teaching its citizens about money so they make better financial choices and live more prosperous lives? The federal government thinks the city just might. On Thursday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will dub Chicago...
  • 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...