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June 27, 2013

States Urged by Arne Duncan to Take Lead in Early Education Push

Sec. Arne Duncan pushed for state leaders to be aggressive in expanding early education in a June 27 speech at the Education Commission of the States.

June 25, 2013

How Did SIG Schools Do on Graduation, Attendance, and Other Factors?

Back in 2009, the Obama administration and Congress gambled $3 billion on a big nationwide effort to turn around the lowest performing schools

June 25, 2013

Ed. Secretary Challenges 'Misguided, Misinformed' Attacks on Common Core

In a speech, Arne Duncan says the federal government encouraged, but does not mandate, the common standards, and calls some critics' claims "really wacky."

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Decries 'Imaginary' Attacks on Common Core

Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Mounts Strongest Defense Yet of Common Core Standards

The education secretary asserted that the federal government didn't write the common-core standards, didn't mandate them, doesn't regulate them--and never will.

June 21, 2013

Arne Duncan's Waiver Messaging Questioned

Some chiefs found the department's messaging on teacher evaluation less than helpful.

June 19, 2013

LEARN Act from U.S. Rep. Garrett Would "Return" K-12 Policy to States

U.S. Rep Scott Garrett has re-introduced a bill he says would return control over education policy to state governments.

June 18, 2013

Duncan to Allow Waiver States Flexibility in Teacher Evaluation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer states more flexibility on implementing the teacher evaluation piece of their NCLB waivers as they put the common core into practice.

June 11, 2013

In Counter to 'Joyless' Schools, Coalition Demands Supports-Based Reform

A group of 46 progressive educators and policy advocates ramped up their call for "supports-based reform" by issuing a declaration to "rebuild America."

June 07, 2013

Gist Gets Another Two Years as R.I. Education Boss

The Rhode Island Board of Education extended the contract of Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist by two years on June 6.

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