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June 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. Tries to Increase Stability for Foster Students with Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education uses a three-pronged approach to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

May 20, 2014

Arne Duncan Spotlights Inequities in Rigorous Coursework

"We can't continue to relegate talent and potential to the sidelines," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in discussing minority participation in certain classes.

May 15, 2014

College Attainment and Affordability Targeted by New Federal Grant Program

A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.

May 14, 2014

Education Department: Civil Rights Laws Apply Equally to Charters

The "Dear Colleague" letter included specific guidance related to admissions, students with disabilities, English-language learners, and discipline.

May 13, 2014

What Happened to the Education Department's Teacher-Equity Strategy?

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.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

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

Graduation Rates Inch Upward, But Achievement Gaps Remain

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

Obama Revives Long-Delayed Teacher-Prep Rules

The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.

April 16, 2014

Arne Duncan on Waivers, Common Core, and Teacher Prep

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

With Time Running Out, Arne Duncan Discusses His Lengthy To-Do List

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.

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