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.
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October 08, 2015
The toughest issue in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Finding the sweet spot on accountability.
October 07, 2015
At the end of the Obama administration's second term, the Education Department is running low on both carrots and sticks.
October 05, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.