The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.
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April 25, 2014
April 23, 2014
Race to the Top started out as a competition among states who agreed to embrace certain K-12 education redesign principles—but it didn't stay that way.
April 16, 2014
Here's an edited transcript of a 30-minute Q-and-A with the U.S. Secretary of Education, who touched on the important decisions he's facing in his remaining time in office.
April 15, 2014
Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.
April 14, 2014
In an interview, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he wants to support implementation of common standards and overhaul teacher-prep rules. Rewriting NCLB wasn't tops on his list.
April 09, 2014
Evergreen State is on course to become the first state to lose its flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 07, 2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."
March 29, 2014
The U.S. secretary of education is using unprecedented power to wrest changes in American schools, correspondent John Merrow says.
March 23, 2014
On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet the Press, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for college coaches' and athletic directors' pay to be tied to the academic performance of student-athletes.
March 21, 2014
The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.