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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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation

    Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation
    Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session. Other topics that have been raised by...
  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • David DeCoursey, revered leader of Leadership Greater Chicago, dies

    David DeCoursey, revered leader of Leadership Greater Chicago, dies
    David DeCoursey was for 25 years the executive director of Leadership Greater Chicago, which has offered training on civic issues to hundreds of leaders in business, government and nonprofits. "The number of civic leaders who LGC didn't just touch but...
  • Too much testing is killing recess

    One of the most important things I've learned after more than 35 years of working is this simple verity: Everyone needs a break during the day. When I arrive at a knotty problem in the writing, I've learned to give my brain some space. Ideas percolate...
  • 5 things to know about school testing

    5 things to know about school testing
    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...