But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.
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December 18, 2013
December 17, 2013
A report from the New America foundation raises the question of whether states are intervening in the rights schools under their NCLB waivers.
December 13, 2013
In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 26 people, most of them children, the U.S. secretary of education spoke of "unspeakable loss."
December 07, 2013
Supporting the public sector ought to be an important industry goal in whatever ways we can accomplish it; as Americans we've got the future of millions of kids besides those in our schools to worry about. By doing well by them, by asking what we can do for our country and then doing it, we'll be okay.
December 06, 2013
Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that other nations' decision to expand on what has been successful U.S. education policy helps explain lagging U.S. scores on PISA.
November 19, 2013
An organizer of the protest day against common core says her work is just beginning, while a "Moms Against Duncan" group recently started.
November 18, 2013
A lawsuit challenging the validity of common core has been filed in Kentucky, while state chiefs continue to grapple with public perceptions of the standards.
November 07, 2013
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan trumpets NAEP gains as payoff of federal priorities, even though many states that embraced those priorities didn't soar on the national assessment.
November 06, 2013
The education secretary noted that diving into the common core doesn't seem to have slowed down student achievement in the eight states that had begun to implement the standards when the test was given.
October 30, 2013
The state risks federal grants for English-learners, turnaround schools, special education, and Title I in its clash with the U.S. Department of Education over what tests to give.