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Arne Duncan

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  • Frustration and reflection for Frederick Douglass High School

    Frustration and reflection for Frederick Douglass High School
    Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton welcomed students back to Frederick Douglass High School on Wednesday, two days after the school was thrust into a national spotlight when some of its students engaged in a violent exchange with city police....
  • Prime reserves

    Prime reserves
    Somehow, despite all its budget woes and related handwringing, the Chicago Public Schools still manages nearly every year to accumulate extra "cash reserves" to yank out of the hat and find still more "central office" employees to cut. Consider these...
  • Hartford School Gets Federal Honor For 'Green' Efforts

    Hartford School Gets Federal Honor For 'Green' Efforts
    HARTFORD — Hartford Public High School's Academy of Engineering and Green Technology has been named a U.S. Green Ribbon School, one of four schools in the state to receive the federal honor for their environmental efforts. Working with teacher...
  • 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...
  • U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general,...
  • U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general sent a...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Washington shouldn't control schools

    What do Republicans want federal education policy to look like? In the mid-1990s, they wanted to abolish the Department of Education. A few years later, President George W. Bush wanted to use federal dollars to make states reform their schools. Right now,...
  • 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...
  • Learning from Atlanta's shame

    Learning from Atlanta's shame
    Children learn what to do — and what not to do — by watching adults. Nowhere is that truer than in the classroom, with teachers serving as role models for students. In Atlanta on Wednesday, however, the city's schoolchildren learned an...