U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that the office for civil rights will investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.
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October 01, 2014
August 27, 2014
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.
July 14, 2014
The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."
September 10, 2013
District leaders in California object to a measure that would dramatically scale back the number of students who are tested in English/language arts and math next spring.
August 07, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the special waiver for eight districts would hold schools accountable for tens of thousands of additional students, including English-learners and students with disabilities.
July 12, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education addresses annual conference of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
March 20, 2013
State K-12 chiefs from Idaho and Iowa tell U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that granting district-level waivers treads on state authority over public schools.
March 15, 2013
California's state board expressed strong support for the effort of a group of school districts seeking a flexibility waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 20, 2010
Chicago's No. 2 schools official is leaving for a superintendency in a small Michigan district.
April 14, 2010
School administrators are unhappy with federal turnaround regulations.