Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.
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April 30, 2012
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan road-tested the administration's general election arguments on education Monday, in a speech before the "Mom Congress."
April 27, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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April 20, 2012
South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he walked into a meeting he wasn't invited to where U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and former South Carolina Governor Richard Riley were at work convincing Education Secretary Arne Duncan not to approved the state's waiver.
April 11, 2012
ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.
March 28, 2012
The clash between the Obama administration's support for Race to the Top and other grant programs, and folks in Congress who want bigger investments in funding for special education and disadvantaged students, is not going away anytime soon.
March 26, 2012
State education chiefs told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan they oppose the idea of federal officials bypassing states and working directly with districts on No Child Left Behind Act flexibility.
March 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education will use $550 million to run two Race to the Top competitions, but important details are still to be worked out.