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 01, 2014
A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.
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.
June 27, 2014
Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.
June 10, 2014
"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.
February 19, 2014
The nation's largest teachers' union said that states and districts in too many places have "botched" the implementation of the common-core standards.
December 22, 2013
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says that U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's has had the wrong strategy when it comes to driving change.
December 06, 2013
The American Federation of Teachers and its partners are pushing a "National Day of Action" to oppose privatization of schooling and endorse community schools, wraparound services.
August 14, 2013
StudentsFirst founder and former District of Columbia schools' Chancellor Michelle Rhee will co-host town halls in three cities to engage teachers in "real talk on education reform."
August 08, 2013
The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.