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May 25, 2011

S.C. Won't Compete in Race to Top, Round 3

South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said "no thanks" today to the new $200 million Race to the Top contest for the 9 high-scoring states that didn't win last year.

May 25, 2011

New Race to Top: $500M for Early Ed., $200M for Round 2 Runners-Up

The nine states that lost last year's Race to the Top competition are eligible to compete again for grants ranging from $10 million to $50 million.

May 20, 2011

With Reauthorization Dragging, NCLB Waivers More Likely

With a key Congressman giving NCLB "no chance" of being rewritten by August, the U.S. Department of Education will likely start focusing on waivers to give states relief from the law's penalties.

May 13, 2011

Duncan Denies Kansas' AYP Waiver

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will not allow Kansas to be exempt from the No Child Left Behind requirement that 100 percent of students be proficient in math and language arts by 2014.

May 13, 2011

Arne Duncan, Sidelined

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has missed several events because of severe back pain, his office says.

May 04, 2011

Duncan: Rural America Must Create College-Going Culture

Education Secretary Arne Duncan challenged a group of rural advocates to "make a commitment to ensure rural students complete college at higher rates."

April 27, 2011

Duncan Fields Tough Questions in Community Forum

With reauthorizing of ESEA still pending, the U.S. Secretary of Education is still gathering suggestions at community forums with congressional lawmakers back in their home districts.

April 26, 2011

Vote Now: Winning High School Hosts Obama for Graduation

Friday is the deadline to vote for your favorite high school as part of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

April 20, 2011

How Will Duncan Use $700M in New Race to the Top Funds?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has an additional $700 million he can leverage as he advances his education-reform agenda.

March 16, 2011

Duncan Takes Sides in State, Local Education Debates

The U.S. Secretary of Education, himself a former local school superintendent, isn't shy about using his bully pulpit, sometimes bruising feelings in the process.

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