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February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

February 07, 2011

Local School Board Members Play Hardball With Duncan

For U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, local school board members can be a really tough crowd. Last year, the National School Boards Association members gave Duncan grief after he tangled with them over his support of mayoral control. Not dissuaded, Duncan came back today to address the sa...

January 26, 2011

Duncan, Key Senators Sing Off Same Page on ESEA Renewal

A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.

January 20, 2011

Duncan: Common Standards Will Fuel Tech Innovation

Arne Duncan says common standards could produce technological innovations in schools. Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling says the administration will seek to protect education, research, and development.

December 09, 2010

Duncan Open to Additional School Improvement Models

New numbers from the Department of Education show that only 53 percent of the schools receiving SIG money are urban, while 23 percent are rural, and 24 percent are suburban.

December 01, 2010

On Duncan's Mind for 2011: Technology, Contracts, ESEA

In a speech to state lawmakers and education leaders, the education secretary offered a glimpse into his thoughts for the future.

November 23, 2010

Review of Competitive Grant Programs Underway at Ed. Dept.

Officials say they want to take "lessons learned" from i3 and Race to the Top and apply them for a review of all of the agency's competitive grant program, including the Teacher Incentive Fund and School Improvement grants.

November 16, 2010

NEA Asks Education Department for Regulatory Relief

NEA wants regulatory relief from some of NCLB's requirements. The union sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking for flexibility in key areas.

September 29, 2010

Good News and Bad News for Race to the Top Fans

Supporters of the Race to the Top program have reasons to both cheer and jeer at Congress this week.

September 27, 2010

Education Department Launches Teacher Recruitment Campaign

The Education Department is particularly interested in recruiting teachers for high-need schools and to fill STEM, special education, and ELL positions.

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