Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.
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May 13, 2014
May 06, 2014
Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.
April 28, 2014
Minority students, students in special education, disadvantaged students, and English Language Learners, are making modest gains overall when it comes to on-time graduation rates.
April 25, 2014
The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.
April 16, 2014
Here's an edited transcript of a 30-minute Q-and-A with the U.S. Secretary of Education, who touched on the important decisions he's facing in his remaining time in office.
April 14, 2014
In an interview, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he wants to support implementation of common standards and overhaul teacher-prep rules. Rewriting NCLB wasn't tops on his list.
March 21, 2014
The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.
March 17, 2014
Duncan urged state officials to be patient and to "overcommunicate" with the public during the transition to the new standards and new tests.
February 04, 2014
Jim Shelton, the acting deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, isn't putting his money on a big, bipartisan preschool bill coming out of Congress anytime soon.
January 30, 2014
In a wide-ranging interview with reporters, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his staff talked about teacher equity, common core, and waivers.