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April 20, 2011

How Will Duncan Use $700M in New Race to the Top Funds?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has an additional $700 million he can leverage as he advances his education-reform agenda.

March 16, 2011

Duncan Takes Sides in State, Local Education Debates

The U.S. Secretary of Education, himself a former local school superintendent, isn't shy about using his bully pulpit, sometimes bruising feelings in the process.

March 14, 2011

Obama to Make High-Profile Pitch for 'Fixing' NCLB

President Barack Obama is expected to give a speech this morning calling on Congress to "fix" the No Child Left Behind Act in time for the start of the next school year.

March 10, 2011

Lawmakers Grill Duncan on Spending, ESEA

Lawmakers had more questions about spending and return on investment than on ESEA.

March 09, 2011

Duncan: 82 Percent of Schools Could Be 'Failing' This Year

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify today that 82 percent of the nation's schools could be considered "failing" this year under the No Child Left Behind Act.

March 09, 2011

Henderson, a Duncan Favorite, to Stay as D.C. Schools Chief

Kaya Henderson becomes the District of Colujmbia's next schools's chief; she had been the interim, and was deputy under ex-Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

March 03, 2011

Breakfast with Arne: On ESEA, RTT Losers & Union Fights

This morning Arne Duncan held court with six education bloggers for an hour of Q&A. Joining in the dialogue, besides Politics K-12, were Mike Petrilli from Flypaper, "Straight Up" Rick Hess, new Education Sector executive director Richard Lee Colvin, who writes for the Quick & the Ed, Dropout Natio...

March 03, 2011

Stopgap Spending Bill Severs Array of Education Programs

The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.

March 01, 2011

House Passes Bill to Keep Gov't Running, Scrap Reading Programs

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would keep the lights on at the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies for the next two weeks, but also cut spending on some programs.

March 01, 2011

Obama and Jeb Bush to Jointly Tout Education Priorities

The president and the Republican former governor of Florida will visit a high school in Miami that's received School Improvement Grant money to turn itself around.

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