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October 08, 2015

Duncan, King, Democratic Senators: New ESEA Must Be Strong on Accountability

The toughest issue in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Finding the sweet spot on accountability.

October 07, 2015

With Duncan on Way Out, How Much Political Juice Does Ed. Dept. Have Left?

At the end of the Obama administration's second term, the Education Department is running low on both carrots and sticks.

October 05, 2015

Arne Duncan's on His Way Out: Does That Help or Hurt ESEA's Chances?

Experts and advocates are divided on whether Duncan's move will have a good, bad, or neutral effect on prospects of overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 02, 2015

Meet John B. King Jr., Who Will Be Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

A former New York state commissioner of education, he will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education following Secretary Arne Duncan's departure in December.

October 02, 2015

Arne Duncan to Step Down as Ed. Sec., John King to Head Up Department

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has pushed through a dramatic reshaping of the nation's education system, first through Race to the Top and then through a series of waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, will step down in December.

September 30, 2015

Shift $15 Billion in Prison Spending to Teacher Raises, Arne Duncan Urges

The education secretary says that much could be saved by redirecting some non-violent offenders away from prison, and the money used to boost salaries at high-poverty schools.

September 29, 2015

Texas' NCLB Waiver Renewed, But Put on High Risk

Earlier this year, the Lone Star State essentially seemed to be daring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to pull its flexibility.

September 28, 2015

Arne Duncan to Charter Schools: Here's Millions in Grants, Be More Responsible

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding millions under the Charter School Program to fund new charters and expand high-performing networks.

September 17, 2015

On the Bus With Arne Duncan: Wheelchair Basketball and Tough Questions

Duncan's been dogged by questions about his controversial moves on K-12, including championing new Common Core State Standards tests, expanding charter schools, and evaluations.

September 17, 2015

Q & A: Arne Duncan's Big Mistake? 'I Should Have Done Waivers Earlier'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and I talked accountability, NCLB reauthorization, and the thing he wishes he had done earlier.

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