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October 02, 2015

District and School Leaders React to Arne Duncan's Resignation

Arne Duncan, a former big-city schools chief who President Obama tapped as education secretary, will leave the post in December. He will be replaced by John King, Jr., a former New York state education commissioner.

July 09, 2015

A Principal's Reflection on a Year at the Education Department

In the year that Jill Levine, the principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet School in Chattanooga, Tenn., spent as the Department of Education's full-time principal ambassador fellow, the department has been hailed for increasing its focus on school leadership.

March 16, 2015

President Obama to Meet With Big-City School Leaders

Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

December 12, 2014

Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Decries School Funding "Injustices" in Philly and Nation

In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.

November 10, 2014

Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept. Team Experience a Day on the Job With Principals

The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.

October 01, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Officials: Districts Must Ensure Equal Access to Resources

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.

August 27, 2014

School Districts Praise Ed. Secretary for Recognizing Over-Reliance on Testing

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

Arne Duncan Says Philadelphia District 'Starved for Resources'

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."

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