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January 30, 2014

Beltway Insiders: For Education, Florida Governor's Race Is One to Watch

Besides the Sunshine State, Washington insiders surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors are also eyeing governors' races in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

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

How Much Sway Does Arne Duncan Have in Local Decisions, Anyway?

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

U.S. Department of Education Still Not an Awesome Place to Work

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

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.

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