The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.
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October 01, 2014
Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.
September 30, 2014
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
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
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
Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.
July 15, 2014
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
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
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
Budget constraints and profound mistrust among tribal communities for the federal government are some of the obstacles to overhauling the Bureau of Indian Education.