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November 10, 2014

Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept. Team Experience a Day on the Job With Principals

The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept. Directs States to Improve Teacher Distribution

Twenty-seven pages of new guidance released on the issue Monday appear to give states a lot of running room to figure out just what these equity plans should look like.

November 06, 2014

Twenty-Six Applicants Poised to Win Investing in Innovation Grants

Now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress, this could very well be the last year of the Investing in Innovation program.

October 30, 2014

How Can States Use College Entrance Tests for NCLB Accountability?

Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

October 28, 2014

Ed. Sec. Duncan Discusses Challenges, Successes of Rural Schools

At a forum in Ohio, Arne Duncan highlighted efforts to improve rural schools and outcomes for rural children.

October 28, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Want Resources for Students to Factor in Accountability

Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.

October 28, 2014

Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Policy in Tennessee, Where It's Somewhat Stalled

Tennessee recently delayed the use of its new common-core aligned state tests, and Gov. Bill Haslam announced that the state will begin a public vetting of the standards.

October 27, 2014

White House Is Root of Test-Reduction Rhetoric, Sources Say

The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.

October 24, 2014

Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say

Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.

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