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June 18, 2009

Duncan (Gently) Threatens Pennsylvania Over Stimulus Funds

The AP's Libby Quaid has an interesting story about how Education Secretary Arne Duncan has put in writing a threat we've heard before: that if states play shell games with the economic-stimulus money intended to help stabilize their budgets, they may be at a competitive disadvantage when it comes t...

June 15, 2009

AFT's Weingarten Speaks to 'Those' Charter School Cap Opponents

But she doesn't mention Education Secretary Arne Duncan by name.

June 15, 2009

Deadlines Announced for Race to the Top Grants

Applications from states will be due in December and June.

June 14, 2009

Duncan Offers $350 million in Stimulus Money for New Tests

The Race to the Top Fund is now down to $4 billion for states.

June 12, 2009

Kevin Jennings' Pick at Ed. Dept. Riles Up Some Conservatives

What's up with certain conservatives linking sex and kindergarten?

June 11, 2009

More on State Data Laws and the Stimulus

As we mentioned yesterday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is talking tough about the need for state data systems to include some sort of indicator that can be used to tie teachers to their students' performance. Who knows whether it will happen in California, Duncan's new poster child for the ...

June 10, 2009

Duncan Disses Golden State's Data 'Fire Wall'

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has added more tough talk to his stump speech. Just yesterday, he urged states to strike down laws that prohibit them from using data systems to link individual teachers to student outcomes. Today he hit that theme again, singling out California's law, which he...

June 08, 2009

Duncan to States: Test Scores and Teacher Evaluations Do Mix

The Education Secretary took states to task for enacting laws barring student test scores from being used in teacher-evaluation decisions.

June 04, 2009

Arne Duncan: New Grant Program to Help Autoworkers in Need of Second Careers

As part of the Obama administration's larger effort to help communities affected by the near-collapse of the U.S. auto industry, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is doing his part. He announced today in Milwaukee a new competitive grant program to help develop more community college programs to hel...

June 01, 2009

'I Hate Charter Schools'

From guest blogger Erik Robelen: Apparently, a Democratic lawmaker in Texas didn’t get the talking points from Education Secretary Arne Duncan about expanding the charter schools sector. A bill that would have allowed more charters to open in Texas was killed on the floor of the state's House of...

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