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June 06, 2011

Under Doc's Orders, Duncan Reduces Public Schedule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is under doctor's orders to reduce his public schedule this summer.

May 26, 2011

RTTT Runners-Up Not Jumping at Chance to Split $200 Million

Some of the nine Race to the Top runners-up from last year aren't too sure about Education Secretary Arne Duncan's offer to split $200 million to implement small pieces of their original plans.

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.

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