Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells school board members that the nation must put aside "adult issues" and focus on reform that can be hard to swallow politically.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to address nation's school board members today at 11 a.m. PST. Follow along at

This week's not-to-miss education tidbits highlight curious contributions that connect to the Education Equality Project, and a curious omission from the list of finalists for a coveted prize for urban school districts.

The White House is turning again to Chicago to fill a key education post, this time for a leader of the Education Department's main research arm.

Martha J. Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Los Altos Hills, Calif., is Education Secretary Arne Duncan's pick.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said stimulus funding released today represents a "magical opportunity" to spread successful innovations across the country.

Districts that have failed to make AYP could still be able to providing tutoring under NCLB.

The new stimulus guidance centers on what data must be collected under the conditions of accepting money from the state stabilization fund.

The Education Department wants to allow districts that are in need of improvement under NCLB to be able to provide their own tutoring services, an expansion of what's now just a pilot program.

If mayoral control doesn't increase, the Education Secretary says he will have 'failed as secretary.'

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