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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.

August 13, 2013

Martha Kanter Leaving Higher Ed. Post at U.S. Department of Education

As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.

August 08, 2013

Is Arne Duncan Serious About NCLB Reauthorization?

The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan on Tony Bennett, NCLB Waivers, and ESEA Renewal

In a 30-minute, wide-ranging interview, the Education Secretary didn't seem worried about any bigger implications from Indiana's grade-changing scandal.

August 01, 2013

Arne Duncan Worries About Effect of Fla. State Chief's Resignation

In an interview with Education Week, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he "desperately" hopes the state can find a new chief who will "stay the course."

July 31, 2013

Arne Duncan: Fewer Layoffs Than Expected, But Sequestration Still 'Heartbreaking'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in an interview that he plans to be "extraordinarily vocal" on sequestration as budget fights heat up.

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