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.
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March 21, 2014
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.
January 30, 2014
Besides the Sunshine State, Washington insiders surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors are also eyeing governors' races in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
January 24, 2014
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.
January 01, 2014
The U.S. Secretary of Education, who is said to have voiced an opinion on New York City's top schools job, has gotten involved in local decisions many times before.
December 18, 2013
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.
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.