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October 01, 2014

U.S. Deputy Ed. Secretary Jim Shelton to Step Down

Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.

September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

August 18, 2014

Deb Delisle on the Promise and Pitfalls of NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for K-12 addresses the promise and pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

July 29, 2014

Race to the Top Is Five Years Old, But Did It Actually Improve Student Achievement?

At the time Race the Top was first rolled out, some researchers noted that many of the policies it favored, especially boosting charter and evaluating teachers based on test scores, didn't have a strong scientific base to back them up.

July 21, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

July 09, 2014

Workforce Training Bill Slated for House Passage

The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.

July 08, 2014

President Obama Asks Teachers for Help With Ed. Policy. What Did They Tell Him?

What if you got a chance to tell Obama and Duncan where you think the nation is going wrong, and right, when it comes to K-12 policy?

June 13, 2014

Daunting Challenges in Obama's Bid to Reform Indian Education

Budget constraints and profound mistrust among tribal communities for the federal government are some of the obstacles to overhauling the Bureau of Indian Education.

June 13, 2014

Obama Pledges Reform, New Investments in Federal Indian Education

According to the White House, the president will call for an overhaul of the Bureau of Indian Education which is responsible for 48,000 students in 187 schools located on and off reservations.

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