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October 23, 2013

Senator Questions U.S. Department of Ed. on Protecting Student Data

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey has asked the U.S. Department of Education a series of questions about its ability to protect students' privacy rights as data about them is collected.

October 17, 2013

Arne Duncan to Education Department: Next Few Weeks Won't Be Easy

The U.S. Secretary of Education tells returning employees, "I know that you're coming back to even more work than you already had on your plate before the Department had to shut down."

October 04, 2013

Education Shutdown Update: What's Arne Duncan Doing?

With no end in sight to the shutdown, House Republicans are introducing a series of bills funding certain programs that have gotten political attention, including Head Start.

October 02, 2013

Gov. Brown OKs California Testing Shift, Despite Feds' Warnings

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will eliminate most of its existing testing system for the 2013-14 school year.

October 02, 2013

'Connected Educators': Teachers, Companies, but No Ed. Department

Because of the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Education hasn't been able to participate in its own program, Connected Educators Month.

September 30, 2013

Arne Duncan: Beating Up on Common Core Is 'Political Silliness'

Congress, which is just about to shut down the government, took a major beating from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today in a speech at the National Press Club.

September 29, 2013

Previewing Duncan's Speech: Congress Lives in 'Alternative Universe'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will lay out second-term priorities as his agency is preparing for a government shutdown.

September 25, 2013

Tracking Down Florida's Status With Common-Core Testing Group

There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.

September 17, 2013

Federal Guidance Given States on Testing Flexibility

The U.S. Department of Education offered states the chance to suspend their current tests this spring, as long as they administer field tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

September 17, 2013

Business Executives Push Common Core Hard: Is it Moving?

The first of two business meetings in one week designed to bolster support for the common core is taking place in Washington Sept. 17 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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