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February 25, 2013

New AmeriCorps Program to Put Volunteers in Low-Performing Schools

The $15 million effort aims to place close to 2,000 volunteers in schools over the next three years.

February 25, 2013

Inspector General Report on i3 Questions Ed. Dept.'s Workload

Auditors found minor problems with oversight of Investing in Innovation grants, but potentially bigger issues if the workload of the U.S. Department of Education grows.

February 21, 2013

Arne Duncan On NCLB Waivers, Sequestration, Common Core

The U.S. Secretary of Education continues to send strong signals that he may grant tailored, district-level NCLB waivers in states that have not already won this flexibility.

January 29, 2013

School Board Members to Arne Duncan: Back Off

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan didn't cede much ground to school board members, who complained about federal overreach.

January 15, 2013

Arne Duncan Eyes NCLB Waiver for Handful of Calif. Districts

The U.S. Department of Education is giving serious consideration to offering a district-level NCLB waiver to just a few districts in California.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

December 28, 2012

Race to the Top Leads Most-Popular-Stories List

NCLB waivers, the presidential election, and the Race to the Top competition were big stories this year.

December 26, 2012

California Denied NCLB Waiver, Now What?

The denial of the waiver request means the most populous state in the country, with the biggest congressional delegation, will be stuck with the No Child Left Behind as it is.

December 21, 2012

Arne Duncan Calls for Tighter Gun Control In Wake of Newtown Shootings

In his first public appearance since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the nation to tighten gun control laws, improve access to mental health, and curb the glorification of violence in movies and video games.

December 13, 2012

Is the U.S. Department of Education a Good Place to Work?

Among 22 mid-size federal agencies, the Education Department ranked 18th in job satisfaction in 2012, according to a new survey.

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