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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.

April 25, 2014

White House: Draft Teacher-Prep Regs Out In Summer

The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.

April 23, 2014

A Guide to the Many Phases and Faces of Race to the Top

Race to the Top started out as a competition among states who agreed to embrace certain K-12 education redesign principles—but it didn't stay that way.

April 16, 2014

Arne Duncan on Waivers, Common Core, and Teacher Prep

Here's an edited transcript of a 30-minute Q-and-A with the U.S. Secretary of Education, who touched on the important decisions he's facing in his remaining time in office.

April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan Responds to Criticism Over Student Data Privacy

Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.

April 14, 2014

With Time Running Out, Arne Duncan Discusses His Lengthy To-Do List

In an interview, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he wants to support implementation of common standards and overhaul teacher-prep rules. Rewriting NCLB wasn't tops on his list.

April 09, 2014

Loss of NCLB Waiver Looms for Washington State This Month

Evergreen State is on course to become the first state to lose its flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 07, 2014

Uncle Sam Out: Senators Demand Feds Keep Dollars Away from Standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."

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