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August 28, 2013

March on Washington Inspires Educators, 50 Years Later

Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.

August 27, 2013

Arne Duncan: Integration Alone Doesn't Equal a World-Class Education

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the education community to advance an equal-opportunity agenda.

August 13, 2013

Martha Kanter Leaving Higher Ed. Post at U.S. Department of Education

As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.

August 08, 2013

Is Arne Duncan Serious About NCLB Reauthorization?

The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan on Tony Bennett, NCLB Waivers, and ESEA Renewal

In a 30-minute, wide-ranging interview, the Education Secretary didn't seem worried about any bigger implications from Indiana's grade-changing scandal.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan Worries About Effect of Fla. State Chief's Resignation

In an interview with Education Week, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he "desperately" hopes the state can find a new chief who will "stay the course."

July 31, 2013

Arne Duncan: Fewer Layoffs Than Expected, But Sequestration Still 'Heartbreaking'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in an interview that he plans to be "extraordinarily vocal" on sequestration as budget fights heat up.

June 25, 2013

How Did SIG Schools Do on Graduation, Attendance, and Other Factors?

Back in 2009, the Obama administration and Congress gambled $3 billion on a big nationwide effort to turn around the lowest performing schools

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Mounts Strongest Defense Yet of Common Core Standards

The education secretary asserted that the federal government didn't write the common-core standards, didn't mandate them, doesn't regulate them--and never will.

June 21, 2013

Arne Duncan's Waiver Messaging Questioned

Some chiefs found the department's messaging on teacher evaluation less than helpful.

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