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August 13, 2013

Martha Kanter Leaving Higher Ed. Post at U.S. Department of Education

As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.

August 08, 2013

Is Arne Duncan Serious About NCLB Reauthorization?

The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan on Tony Bennett, NCLB Waivers, and ESEA Renewal

In a 30-minute, wide-ranging interview, the Education Secretary didn't seem worried about any bigger implications from Indiana's grade-changing scandal.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan Worries About Effect of Fla. State Chief's Resignation

In an interview with Education Week, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he "desperately" hopes the state can find a new chief who will "stay the course."

July 31, 2013

Arne Duncan: Fewer Layoffs Than Expected, But Sequestration Still 'Heartbreaking'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in an interview that he plans to be "extraordinarily vocal" on sequestration as budget fights heat up.

June 25, 2013

How Did SIG Schools Do on Graduation, Attendance, and Other Factors?

Back in 2009, the Obama administration and Congress gambled $3 billion on a big nationwide effort to turn around the lowest performing schools

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Mounts Strongest Defense Yet of Common Core Standards

The education secretary asserted that the federal government didn't write the common-core standards, didn't mandate them, doesn't regulate them--and never will.

June 21, 2013

Arne Duncan's Waiver Messaging Questioned

Some chiefs found the department's messaging on teacher evaluation less than helpful.

June 18, 2013

Duncan to Allow Waiver States Flexibility in Teacher Evaluation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer states more flexibility on implementing the teacher evaluation piece of their NCLB waivers as they put the common core into practice.

June 11, 2013

In Counter to 'Joyless' Schools, Coalition Demands Supports-Based Reform

A group of 46 progressive educators and policy advocates ramped up their call for "supports-based reform" by issuing a declaration to "rebuild America."

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