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October 23, 2009

Ed. Dept. Press Office Shuffle

John White is moving from press secretary to rural outreach; deputies Sandra Abrevaya and Justin Hamilton will now share the press secretary title.

October 22, 2009

What's on Arne Duncan's Lunch Tray?

As the Education Secretary promotes fitness and nutrition, these onion rings likely wouldn't make his healthy foods list.

October 13, 2009

Duncan to CA: Don't Count Your Race to the Top Funds Yet

Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants states to remember there are other competitive grant funds the department will award.

October 01, 2009

Jennings on Defensive Over Old Comments to Gay Student

Kevin Jennings, was appointed to his job at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education's office of safe and drug free schools more than three months ago, amid criticism from some socially conservative groups that sought to derail the appointment. Now, some controversial statements he made years ag...

September 23, 2009

UPDATED: Gates Spreading 'Race to the Top' Help to All States

After getting feedback from NGA and CCSSO, the Gates Foundation changes course.

September 21, 2009

UPDATED: STEM Guru Steve Robinson Moves to White House

The former high school science teacher will have the same gig, just a different office--in the White House's Domestic Policy Council.

September 16, 2009

Duncan Holds a (Somewhat) National Town Hall on NCLB

So, remember that listening-and-learning tour that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan embarked on to get a sense of what Americans think of the No Child Left Behind Act? Well, he took the tour to the airwaves (sort of) earlier this week, holding a national town hall meeting that was televised...

September 08, 2009

Duncan Hangs Tough on Obama's Speech

Ed. Sec. Duncan says that the education debate too often today focuses "on adult issues and adult drama.”

September 03, 2009

UPDATE: The Obama Administration's Back-to-School Message: Personal Responsibility

Obama's Sept. 8 speech will echo many themes from his campaign, and kick off a $1,000 contest for students.

September 01, 2009

Gov. Moonbeam Assails Proposed Race to the Top Rules

Jerry Brown tells Arne Duncan that draft rules display "pervasive technocratic bias and an uncritical faith in the power of social science."

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