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September 16, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

At least 16 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.

September 15, 2014

Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.

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

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

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.

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