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Arne Duncan

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  • Letters: Washington's education overreach

    Re "School testing measure advances," Sept. 11 Any California official who thought participation in the national Common Core standards would be voluntary ought to know better now. Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and the teachers unions are...
  • State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor

    The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year. The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • U.S. secretary of education opposes California's testing plan

    The nation's top education official threatened Monday to withhold federal funds if California lawmakers approved pending legislation to revamp the state's standardized testing system. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the warning as AB...
  • Secretary of Education supports later start to school day

    Secretary of Education supports later start to school day
    WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.     Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday said studies have shown that students do better if they start...
  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • Obama proposes linking federal aid to the value colleges provide

    Obama proposes linking federal aid to the value colleges provide
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Obama began a two-day bus tour here by laying out new proposals to address what he called a “crisis” of college affordability, including a new rating system that would reward universities that provide better value...
  • Number of Md. schools getting top rating falls

    Number of Md. schools getting top rating falls
    Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday. Only 47 of the state's 892...
  • The perils of online college learning

    The perils of online college learning
    Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn't taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning. The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in...
  • Nation's principals build playground for Baltimore school

    Nation's principals build playground for Baltimore school
    Every principal can use an extra set of hands, but Mary Donnelly of Baltimore's John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School never imagined she'd have 80. School leaders from across the country took to the Southeast Baltimore school's yard Wednesday, building...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...