The National School Board Association says it's "firmly opposed" to mayoral takeovers and encourages Duncan to stick to his words on collaboration between school boards and city mayors.
A community college dean from Maine has been tapped to take on college- and career-readiness issues for the feds.
It's not clear yet whether the Obama administration's policies will be able to raise achievement, but the president has inspired some students to pull up something else: their pants.
School choice advocates are high-fiving each other over an Institute of Education Sciences study that showed the D.C. Scholarship and Opportunity program has a positive impact on reading scores.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells school board members that the nation must put aside "adult issues" and focus on reform that can be hard to swallow politically.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan to address nation's school board members today at 11 a.m. PST. Follow along at www.twitter.com/PoliticsK12.
This week's not-to-miss education tidbits highlight curious contributions that connect to the Education Equality Project, and a curious omission from the list of finalists for a coveted prize for urban school districts.
The White House is turning again to Chicago to fill a key education post, this time for a leader of the Education Department's main research arm.
Martha J. Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Los Altos Hills, Calif., is Education Secretary Arne Duncan's pick.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said stimulus funding released today represents a "magical opportunity" to spread successful innovations across the country.