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June 08, 2012

Hundreds of Comments Pour in on Race to the Top for Districts Plan

Everyone from groups representing governors, state and local school officials, and think tanks to individual citizens are commenting on the U.S. Department of Education's draft rules for the Race to the Top for districts.

June 01, 2012

Duncan Meets With, Takes Suggestions From LGBT Students

"Lots of these kids have had pretty good experiences," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. "That's heartwarming," and not something he would have expected as little as five years ago. "Things are going the right way."

May 29, 2012

Eight More States Get ESEA Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education today granted waivers to eight of the 26 states (plus the District of Columbia) that applied in February for wiggle room under the No Child Left Behind Act. The second-round waiver states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Oh...

May 24, 2012

Campaign Flashback: Romney Praised Obama on Choice, Merit Pay

Presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has said Obama did a good job with choice and merit-pay, and his surrogate, Gov. Jeb Bush has given Obama high praise for standing up to unions.

May 23, 2012

Obama Campaign Responds to Speech By Attacking Romney's Record

The Obama campaign sought to tout the president's accomplishments on K-12, and throw cold water on Romney's record in Massachusetts and his ideas for revamping K-12.

May 17, 2012

Duncan to Florida: Tutoring Doesn't Work

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.

May 10, 2012

Fruit, Fiber, and Recommendations for Healthier Schoolkids

The Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America's Health are pushing for changes from the federal Education and Health and Human Services departments to improve kids' health, noting the connection between student achievement and students who are healthy, well-fed, well-rested, and attend schools without fear of being bullied or injured.

April 30, 2012

Duncan Road Tests General Election Speech to "Mom Congress"

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan road-tested the administration's general election arguments on education Monday, in a speech before the "Mom Congress."

April 27, 2012

Return of the Friday Reading List: Obama, Romney, and Algebra

Welcome back to the Friday reading list. If you haven't already, check out these good reads.

April 24, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Common Core

Is right here in this must-read Education Week special report.

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