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December 14, 2013

Arne Duncan on Newtown: 'Powerful Reminder' of Need to Reduce Violence

In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 26 people, most of them children, the U.S. secretary of education spoke of "unspeakable loss."

November 07, 2013

Arne Duncan 'Encouraged' By NAEP Results

The education secretary noted that diving into the common core doesn't seem to have slowed down student achievement in the eight states that had begun to implement the standards when the test was given.

October 30, 2013

Ed. Dept.: Calif. Could Lose At Least $15 Million in Federal Funds Over Testing

The state risks federal grants for English-learners, turnaround schools, special education, and Title I in its clash with the U.S. Department of Education over what tests to give.

October 17, 2013

Arne Duncan to Education Department: Next Few Weeks Won't Be Easy

The U.S. Secretary of Education tells returning employees, "I know that you're coming back to even more work than you already had on your plate before the Department had to shut down."

October 04, 2013

Education Shutdown Update: What's Arne Duncan Doing?

With no end in sight to the shutdown, House Republicans are introducing a series of bills funding certain programs that have gotten political attention, including Head Start.

September 30, 2013

Arne Duncan: Beating Up on Common Core Is 'Political Silliness'

Congress, which is just about to shut down the government, took a major beating from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today in a speech at the National Press Club.

September 29, 2013

Previewing Duncan's Speech: Congress Lives in 'Alternative Universe'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will lay out second-term priorities as his agency is preparing for a government shutdown.

September 17, 2013

Federal Guidance Given States on Testing Flexibility

The U.S. Department of Education offered states the chance to suspend their current tests this spring, as long as they administer field tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

August 28, 2013

March on Washington Inspires Educators, 50 Years Later

Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.

August 27, 2013

Arne Duncan: Integration Alone Doesn't Equal a World-Class Education

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the education community to advance an equal-opportunity agenda.

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