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September 12, 2014

Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.

September 11, 2014

Duncan Looks to Tennessee's Turnaround School District as Model for Country

On the last stop of his back-to-school bus tour, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about improving education in impoverished communities at a turnaround school in Memphis, Tenn.

September 10, 2014

Duncan to PTA: Make Education a Presidential Campaign Issue

The PTA should take an active role in forcing a debate around education in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told parents and teachers in Nashville, Tenn.

September 10, 2014

Strong Parent-Engagement Plans Will Give States Edge in Newest Pre-K Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states will be more likely to clinch the new early-learning funds if their proposals have strong parent-engagement components.

September 09, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for More STEM Teachers, New Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

September 09, 2014

Arne Duncan Says Adults Let African-American Students Down, Seeks Advice

At an event in Birmingham, Ala., the U.S. Secretary of Education asked what he and President Barack Obama can do to help African-American students achieve their goals.

September 09, 2014

Arne Duncan Kicks off Back-To-School Bus Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, effective early-learning programs, and the importance of STEM on Tuesday.

September 05, 2014

NCLB Waivers Extended for Tennessee and D.C.

Unlike many states who have received waiver extensions lately, the letters for both the Volunteer State and the nation's capitol have absolutely no caveats.

September 05, 2014

Education Department Proposes Big Changes to School Improvement Grant Program

Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

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