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May 13, 2020

DeVos Appoints New Director for English-Learner Office

The selection of Lorena Orozco McElwain as director of the office of English language acquisition shakes up a long-standing tradition.

January 05, 2017

Trump Taps Rob Goad as White House Education Adviser

Goad took temporary leave from Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.'s office last year to help the Trump campaign with education issues, including a $20 billion school choice proposal.

January 03, 2017

Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017

The first part of the year will tell us a lot about where the president elect wants to go on education and the priority he places on the issue.

September 10, 2015

Farewell, From One-Half of the Politics K-12 Team

Lauren Camera is leaving Education Week for the national education reporter's spot at U.S. News and World Report, and Politics K-12 will forge ahead.

September 03, 2015

Linda Darling-Hammond Launches Think Tank, With Washington, D.C. Office

Stanford education heavy-hitter Linda Darling-Hammond has launched a new think tank intended to bring evidence into education policy.

April 30, 2014

Farewell, From One-Half of the Politics K-12 Team

Michele McNeil is leaving Education Week for a new opportunity at the College Board, but Politics K-12 will live on and thrive.

May 12, 2009

Brad Jupp is Arne's New Two-for-One Teacher Guy

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a new teacher quality adviser ... and he's got a foot in both the merit pay and union camps. Brad Jupp is formerly a senior policy adviser to Denver-schools-superintendent-turned-U.S.-Senator Michael Bennet. In that role, he worked on school and district pe...

April 30, 2009

More on Miller the Money Man

Some folks in Eduland sound glad the department is bringing in someone with a background in management.

April 29, 2009

Stimulus Money Guy Named Deputy Education Secretary

Tony Miller, who has an extensive background in business, has been a key player in managing the stimulus money.

April 20, 2009

Arne Adds Two More Appointments

Still no deputy, but other appointments are starting to come fast and furious. The Department announced that Robert Shireman will serve as deputy undersecretary, and Massie Ritsch will be deputy assistant secretary for External Affairs and Outreach. Shireman's appointment shouldn't come to a surpr...

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