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March 17, 2014

Arne Duncan Points State Chiefs to 'Common-Sense Middle' on Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said states need to take a balanced approach to assessments and use common-core tests wisely without relying on them too heavily.

March 14, 2014

Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times

Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.

March 14, 2014

Communicate Better About Standards and Tests, Duncan Urges State Boards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged state policymakers to better communicate about transitions to new standards and tests, and to move faster toward digital classroom materials.

February 25, 2014

U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy

New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.

February 24, 2014

Education Leaders Tackle Student Data Privacy Issues at Summit

Policymakers, advocates and industry leaders discussed student data privacy at a summit hosted by Common Sense Media.

February 24, 2014

Bipartisan Support Clear for Early Education at Governors' Gathering

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged state leaders to lead the way on expanding access to early education at a meeting in Washington Feb. 23.

February 21, 2014

Arne Duncan: Schools Should Invest in 'Multiliteracy'

The education secretary and the director of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition argue that educators must build on the major asset that English-learners bring to schools: their home languages.

February 14, 2014

Lawmakers Question Federal Guidance, Call Discipline a Local Issue

The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans.

February 07, 2014

Common Core and Medicaid Expansion: Comparing Big Decisions by States

Does the widespread rebuke by states of the Medicaid expansion show that states are not so easily coerced by the federal government--and its money--after all?

February 06, 2014

Anti-Common Core Legislation to Be Introduced by Ga. Congressman

Rep. Phil Gingrey wants to stop the federal government "from either directly or indirectly mandating or incentivizing state and local academic standards and curricula."

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