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June 26, 2015

Arne Duncan Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 01, 2015

Deadline for Teacher-Distribution Plans Looms

Attention state agency officials: Monday is the final deadline to submit plans to the U.S. Department of Education that address the equitable distribution of teachers.

May 06, 2015

How Can the Education Department Help Baltimore Heal From Violence?

The U.S. Department of Education is talking to city officials about funds available through a program intended for communities recovering from traumatic events.

April 21, 2015

Arne Duncan Speaks at EWA on Testing, College Ratings, and His Biggest Regrets

Arne Duncan fielded questions from reporters around the country at the Education Writers Association's conference in Chicago.

March 25, 2015

Q&A: Arne Duncan Talks Testing, Turnarounds, and ESEA at Age 50

The U.S. Secretary of Education has about 18 months left in office and lots of initiatives up in the air, including school turnarounds, teacher evaluation, and an NCLB rewrite.

March 13, 2015

As Congress Rewrites NCLB, Arne Duncan Highlights 'Title I Comparability Loophole'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is pushing to close a loophole in the NCLB law that he says shortchanges poor and minority students.

March 12, 2015

Arne Duncan on Standards, NCLB, and Why He Avoided PARCC Protesters

At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.

March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 03, 2015

D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

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