But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.
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December 18, 2013
December 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.