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September 10, 2013

Most CORE Districts Oppose California Plan to Scrap State Tests

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

Fact-Checking Arne Duncan's CORE Waiver Subgroup Claim

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

Duncan to Principals: Shouldn't Have to Sacrifice Your Lives For Job

U.S. Secretary of Education addresses annual conference of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

March 20, 2013

NCLB Waivers for Districts Get Pushback From State Chiefs

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

NCLB Waiver Effort by Calif. Districts Wins State Board Backing

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

Top Chicago Schools Leader Moving On

Chicago's No. 2 schools official is leaving for a superintendency in a small Michigan district.

April 14, 2010

Turnaround Rules Provoke Districts' Ire

School administrators are unhappy with federal turnaround regulations.

March 29, 2010

Top Chicago Schools Aide Resigns Amid Probe

A former top aide to Arne Duncan has resigned over a scandal involving VIP access to the Chicago's top high schools.

March 25, 2010

Duncan's Role in Elite School Access Questioned

The education secretary's role in students gaining access to selective Chicago high schools has been questioned.

March 21, 2010

Superintendents Push Duncan on Turnarounds

The Obama Administration's regulations for turning around low-performing schools, embedded in federal school-improvement grants, could force the firing of principals making progress in those schools and make recruiting turnaround leaders even harder, urban superintendents told U.S. Secretary of Educ...

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