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October 01, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Officials: Districts Must Ensure Equal Access to Resources

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that the office for civil rights will investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.

October 01, 2014

Arne Duncan: Schools Must Give Poor and Minority Students Equal Access to Resources

Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that OCR can investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.

September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

September 29, 2014

Which High School Reform Strategies Actually Work?

The U.S. Department of Education is hoping to survey 2,000 high schools to find out what works and what doesn't.

September 29, 2014

Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List: What's Done? What's Next?

The Education Department still needs to tackle teacher preparation regulations and outline criteria for judging assessments.

September 26, 2014

George Miller: 'Students are Enthusiastic' About Meeting Common-Core Challenge

The retiring U.S. representative also says that politicians are attacking the standards largely to position themselves better for the 2016 presidential elections.

September 23, 2014

New Study: Adequate Yearly Progress Not So Bad

A new study shows that NCLB's accountability system may not be as bad as some people think.

September 22, 2014

Three More NCLB Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education has extended three additional No Child Left Behind waivers, for Alabama, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

September 18, 2014

Connecticut Governor To Arne Duncan: Let's Start a Dialogue About Testing

Malloy sent a letter to Duncan, saying that he wants to "start a dialogue" between the feds and Connecticut on ways to "reduce the testing burden."

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