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November 18, 2013

Common Core Faces Kentucky Legal Challenge, Questions About 'Rebranding'

A lawsuit challenging the validity of common core has been filed in Kentucky, while state chiefs continue to grapple with public perceptions of the standards.

November 07, 2013

Secretary Duncan Links Federal Race to Top Investments to NAEP Gains

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan trumpets NAEP gains as payoff of federal priorities, even though many states that embraced those priorities didn't soar on the national assessment.

November 07, 2013

Arne Duncan 'Encouraged' By NAEP Results

The education secretary noted that diving into the common core doesn't seem to have slowed down student achievement in the eight states that had begun to implement the standards when the test was given.

October 30, 2013

Ed. Dept.: Calif. Could Lose At Least $15 Million in Federal Funds Over Testing

The state risks federal grants for English-learners, turnaround schools, special education, and Title I in its clash with the U.S. Department of Education over what tests to give.

October 23, 2013

Senator Questions U.S. Department of Ed. on Protecting Student Data

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey has asked the U.S. Department of Education a series of questions about its ability to protect students' privacy rights as data about them is collected.

October 17, 2013

Arne Duncan to Education Department: Next Few Weeks Won't Be Easy

The U.S. Secretary of Education tells returning employees, "I know that you're coming back to even more work than you already had on your plate before the Department had to shut down."

October 04, 2013

Education Shutdown Update: What's Arne Duncan Doing?

With no end in sight to the shutdown, House Republicans are introducing a series of bills funding certain programs that have gotten political attention, including Head Start.

October 02, 2013

Gov. Brown OKs California Testing Shift, Despite Feds' Warnings

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will eliminate most of its existing testing system for the 2013-14 school year.

October 02, 2013

'Connected Educators': Teachers, Companies, but No Ed. Department

Because of the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Education hasn't been able to participate in its own program, Connected Educators Month.

September 30, 2013

Arne Duncan: Beating Up on Common Core Is 'Political Silliness'

Congress, which is just about to shut down the government, took a major beating from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today in a speech at the National Press Club.

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