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December 10, 2014

N.Y. Schools Chief John King Tapped as Senior Adviser to Ed. Dept.

King's agenda in New York has been closely aligned with the Obama administration's priorities on issues such as teacher evaluations and the common core.

December 10, 2014

White House Kicks Off Summit on Early-Childhood Education

Early childhood education may be a bipartisan issue across the country, but the federal government can't seem to match that momentum, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

December 08, 2014

Louisiana Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver Extension

The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.

December 08, 2014

Ed. Dept. Office for Civil Rights Probing New York Funding Discrepancy

The investigation appears to be the first from the civil rights office since Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued guidance on the subject in October.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Boost Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

December 01, 2014

Education Department Outlines Ground Rules for Single Sex Education

The Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on single-sex classrooms and other issues.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept. Directs States to Improve Teacher Distribution

Twenty-seven pages of new guidance released on the issue Monday appear to give states a lot of running room to figure out just what these equity plans should look like.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 23, 2014

Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.

October 23, 2014

Ed. Department Teacher Prep Regulations Delayed (Again)

Delayed teacher preparation regulations from the U.S. Department of Education are supposed to hold federal teacher-preparation programs more accountable.

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