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March 09, 2011

Henderson, a Duncan Favorite, to Stay as D.C. Schools Chief

Kaya Henderson becomes the District of Colujmbia's next schools's chief; she had been the interim, and was deputy under ex-Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

March 03, 2011

Breakfast with Arne: On ESEA, RTT Losers & Union Fights

This morning Arne Duncan held court with six education bloggers for an hour of Q&A. Joining in the dialogue, besides Politics K-12, were Mike Petrilli from Flypaper, "Straight Up" Rick Hess, new Education Sector executive director Richard Lee Colvin, who writes for the Quick & the Ed, Dropout Natio...

March 03, 2011

Stopgap Spending Bill Severs Array of Education Programs

The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.

March 01, 2011

House Passes Bill to Keep Gov't Running, Scrap Reading Programs

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would keep the lights on at the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies for the next two weeks, but also cut spending on some programs.

March 01, 2011

Obama and Jeb Bush to Jointly Tout Education Priorities

The president and the Republican former governor of Florida will visit a high school in Miami that's received School Improvement Grant money to turn itself around.

February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

February 07, 2011

Local School Board Members Play Hardball With Duncan

For U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, local school board members can be a really tough crowd. Last year, the National School Boards Association members gave Duncan grief after he tangled with them over his support of mayoral control. Not dissuaded, Duncan came back today to address the sa...

January 26, 2011

Duncan, Key Senators Sing Off Same Page on ESEA Renewal

A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.

January 20, 2011

Duncan: Common Standards Will Fuel Tech Innovation

Arne Duncan says common standards could produce technological innovations in schools. Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling says the administration will seek to protect education, research, and development.

December 09, 2010

Duncan Open to Additional School Improvement Models

New numbers from the Department of Education show that only 53 percent of the schools receiving SIG money are urban, while 23 percent are rural, and 24 percent are suburban.

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