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May 15, 2014

College Attainment and Affordability Targeted by New Federal Grant Program

A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.

May 14, 2014

Education Department: Civil Rights Laws Apply Equally to Charters

The "Dear Colleague" letter included specific guidance related to admissions, students with disabilities, English-language learners, and discipline.

May 13, 2014

What Happened to the Education Department's Teacher-Equity Strategy?

Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.

May 12, 2014

Five Key Questions About the Ed. Department's Move on NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education made a big change to the piece of No Child Left Behind waiver implementation that has tripped up states the most: teacher evaluation.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

May 06, 2014

We Still Have Allies in the Fight

Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?

April 30, 2014

Documentary Shows the Tutoring Work of Arne Duncan's Mother

A new documentary looks at the half-century of work by Sue Duncan with an inner-city neighborhood children's center on the South Side of Chicago.

April 28, 2014

Arne Duncan Weighs In on Donald Sterling, Washington Redskins' Name

If Sterling's alleged racist remarks are proven to be accurate, Duncan told reporters "I don't think he has a place in the NBA."

April 28, 2014

Graduation Rates Inch Upward, But Achievement Gaps Remain

Minority students, students in special education, disadvantaged students, and English Language Learners, are making modest gains overall when it comes to on-time graduation rates.

April 25, 2014

Obama Revives Long-Delayed Teacher-Prep Rules

The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.

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