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November 07, 2012

Five Issues Facing Arne Duncan in a Second Term

In President Obama's second term, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will oversee implementing NCLB waivers, among other big-ticket programs.

September 24, 2012

Miller to Duncan: Waivers May Offer Too Much Leeway On Grad Rates

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 18, 2012

Dance Off: Arne Duncan Schooled By Kathleen Sebelius?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan takes to line dancing as part of his back-to-school bus tour.

September 10, 2012

How Will Chicago Teachers' Strike Impact the 2012 Race?

Mitt Romney says Obama has picked his dog in the fight, but the administration wants to stay neutral.

August 26, 2012

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's time to start speculating about who could be Mitt Romney's education secretary if he is elected.

August 22, 2012

Fact Checking Obama's Class-Size Ad

The Obama campaign has released an ad warning that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would usher in big cuts to K-12 spending.

August 18, 2012

Obama: Ryan Budget 'Wrong' Direction for K-12 Funding

Less than a week after presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to warn the nation of the potentially dire impact of Ryan's budget on K-12 funding.

August 08, 2012

Alexa Posny Exits Education Department

Who else will be putting in their resignation this fall?

August 01, 2012

Former Ed Department Spokeswoman Heads to Chicago

Sandra Abrevaya, former U.S. Department of Education press secretary, is leaving Washington this month to take a different type of gig in the education world: She's becoming the very first executive director of the Chicago office of Urban Alliance.

July 25, 2012

Lawmakers Explore Impact of Automatic Cuts on Education

A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.

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