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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."

February 04, 2014

Arne Duncan's Chief Deputy: Second-Term Agenda Is Same as First

Jim Shelton, the acting deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, isn't putting his money on a big, bipartisan preschool bill coming out of Congress anytime soon.

February 04, 2014

Arne Duncan: Feds Won't Prescribe Even 'A Single Semicolon' of Curricula

Even with a strong disclaimer of any federal role in common-standards work, Arne Duncan's speech is still greeted with grimaces by some of the core's advocates.

January 30, 2014

Coming Soon: Education Department's 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy

In a wide-ranging interview with reporters, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his staff talked about teacher equity, common core, and waivers.

January 30, 2014

Beltway Insiders: For Education, Florida Governor's Race Is One to Watch

Besides the Sunshine State, Washington insiders surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors are also eyeing governors' races in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

January 24, 2014

In Letter to Arne Duncan, Common Core State Chiefs Vow to Protect Student Data

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 34 state schools chief vowed to not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

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