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January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs to Arne Duncan: We Won't Share Student Data

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 14, 2014

White House, Ed. Dept. to Tout Innovative Data Use for College Decisions

The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" event to examine how private sector tech innovations can help students and families sort through college decisions.

January 08, 2014

New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions

The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.

January 01, 2014

How Much Sway Does Arne Duncan Have in Local Decisions, Anyway?

The U.S. Secretary of Education, who is said to have voiced an opinion on New York City's top schools job, has gotten involved in local decisions many times before.

December 24, 2013

Won't See You Next Year: Unlikely Common-Core Headlines for 2014

A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.

December 18, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Still Not an Awesome Place to Work

But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.

December 17, 2013

NCLB Waivers May Have Provided Escape Hatch for Many Low-Performing Schools

A report from the New America foundation raises the question of whether states are intervening in the rights schools under their NCLB waivers.

December 14, 2013

Arne Duncan on Newtown: 'Powerful Reminder' of Need to Reduce Violence

In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 26 people, most of them children, the U.S. secretary of education spoke of "unspeakable loss."

December 09, 2013

PISA Shows U.S. 'Standing Still' in Education, Says Ed. Dept. Official

Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that other nations' decision to expand on what has been successful U.S. education policy helps explain lagging U.S. scores on PISA.

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