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Arne Duncan

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  • Southern Lehigh leaders to attend education conference

    Southern Lehigh School District leaders will head to Providence, R.I., to participate in a Future Ready Regional Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education. The summit, held April 21-22, is designed to help...
  • Corinthian Colleges fined $30 million for distorted job placement numbers

    Corinthian Colleges fined $30 million for distorted job placement numbers
    The U.S. Department of Education has fined troubled for-profit Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to current and prospective students. A comprehensive investigation confirmed 947 cases of misstated placement rates in...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts

    Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts
    Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
  • 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...
  • Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax

    Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax
    Governors propose and legislatures dispose. That particular political adage could be one that Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, might ponder as he begins the likely lengthy process of steering his budget and tax proposals through the...
  • 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-...