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March 23, 2015

Arne Duncan Urges Leadership From State Chiefs on Common Core, Equity, Testing

The U.S. Secretary of Education told members of the Council of Chief State School Officers that states could take the lead on issues like overtesting and early education.

March 20, 2015

Which States Are Applying for NCLB Waiver Renewal?

Nearly every state with a waiver plans to file a renewal request, we found. But, in Louisiana and Texas, renewal is complicated.

March 16, 2015

Graduation Gap Between White, Minority Students is Narrowing, But Persistent

Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.

March 16, 2015

President Obama to Meet With Big-City School Leaders

Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.

March 13, 2015

As Congress Rewrites NCLB, Arne Duncan Highlights 'Title I Comparability Loophole'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is pushing to close a loophole in the NCLB law that he says shortchanges poor and minority students.

March 12, 2015

Arne Duncan on Standards, NCLB, and Why He Avoided PARCC Protesters

At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.

March 12, 2015

Duncan on Standards, ESEA, and Why He Avoided PARCC Protesters

At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

March 06, 2015

Despite Bumps, Utah, Maine Working Towards NCLB Waiver Renewal

State renewals of NCLB waivers are very much in progress, including in states that have faced some waiver angst lately, such as Utah and Maine.

March 04, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Advocate for D.C. Schools Voucher Program

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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