In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.
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September 17, 2014
August 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.
August 27, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them.
August 20, 2014
The 46th annual education policy public opinion poll from PDK/Gallup shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Common Core State Standards.
August 18, 2014
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.
August 15, 2014
Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.
August 14, 2014
Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, but two of the extensions come with some pretty big asterisks.
August 08, 2014
If the Beehive State had voluntarily ditched its waiver, it would have been the first state in the nation to do so.
August 07, 2014
August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.
August 04, 2014
The stance by U.S. Sen. David Vitter puts him at odds with current Gov. Bobby Jindal, a fellow Republican battling to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana.