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Arne Duncan

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  • Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround

    Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround
    As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew. At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
  • CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test

    CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring. Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
  • Armstrong named National Blue Ribbon School

    HAMPTON — Armstrong School for the Arts was one of only seven public schools in Virginia to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These great schools are...
  • HU receives $3.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education for STEM

    Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
  • Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]

    Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]
    This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
  • Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

     Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones
    Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Institute on...
  • Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent

    Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent
    About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education. That's slightly lower than the...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

    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...