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February 17, 2011

Ed. Dept. Creates Commission on School Finance Equity

The commission will recommend ways that federal policy could address funding disparities.

October 26, 2010

Anti-Gay Bullying May Violate Civil Rights, Ed. Dept. Warns

Certain types of harassment rooted in sexual orientation or religious differences may be a federal civil rights violation, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 29, 2010

Obama Trumpets Value of Race to the Top

The president told members of the National Urban League that his signature education initiative holds particular promise for poor and minority students in low-performing schools.

May 13, 2010

Duncan Urges Congressional Leaders to Pass Edujobs Bill ASAP

It's almost crunch time on the edujobs legislation. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter today to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. the Speaker of the House, and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Majority Leader, asking them to please include the $23 billion edujobs measure in the supplement...

March 08, 2010

Arne Duncan Set to Pledge Renewed Focus on Civil Rights

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to promise in a speech today to reinvigorate enforcement of civil rights laws in U.S. schools by issuing guidance and implementing compliance reviews.

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