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October 29, 2015

CAP Report: Congress Shouldn't Forget 'Subgroup' Students in ESEA Renewal

Some of the biggest achievement gaps are found in schools that are performing well otherwise, a CAP analysis finds.

October 27, 2015

Fact-Checking Arne Duncan: Do Higher Grad Rates Mean His Policies Helped?

Do higher graduation rates mean that the Obama administration's K-12 policies when it comes to school turnarounds and accountability are on the right track, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has claimed?

October 26, 2015

Arne Duncan, John King: Don't Cap Testing at the Expense of Testing Quality

"Everybody has had a hand in what our current testing system looks like—this situation was not created by just one entity," said Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools.

October 24, 2015

Too Much Testing? Ed. Dept. Outlines Steps to Help States and Districts Cut Back

The U.S. Department of Education has released some general principles for states and districts to help them figure out how to cut back on assessments and ensure that they're used to drive instruction.

October 22, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Approves More State Teacher-Distribution Plans

The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

October 19, 2015

Arne Duncan, John King Talk Higher Graduation Rates, ESEA, and Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a piece of good news to announce on his way out the door: High school graduation rates appear to be on track to rise for the third year in a row.

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.

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