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July 06, 2009

Arne and Co. Tackle Mayoral Control

A coterie of education big wigs, including Secretary Arne Duncan, weigh in on the pros and cons of mayoral control while the law's fate in NYC hangs in the balance.

July 02, 2009

Early Look at Duncan's NEA Speech

The Education Secretary took on some of the prized benefits of being a teacher: tenure, the salary schedule, and union protection.

June 30, 2009

UPDATED: Arne Duncan Really Does Listen

If you think Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his staff don't read the comments on their ed.gov blog, then think again. As part of Duncan's Listening and Learning Tour, which will take him to at least 15 states in town-hall style meetings on education reform, the department has launched an onlin...

June 25, 2009

Congressional Support of Obama/Duncan Education Agenda: What's Up?

Moderate Senate Democrats are embracing Obama's education reform agenda. Are "status quo" members of Congress not?

June 24, 2009

How Can Duncan Compete With Gov. Sanford's Argentinian Tango?

In a head-to-head match-up, Arne Duncan's student-aid announcement loses to the South Carolina governor's announcement of his South American escapade.

June 24, 2009

'This Damn Form'

From guest blogger Erik Robelen: As careful readers of this blog will recall, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today was going to roll out the administration’s plans to simplify the federal college-aid application process during the White House press briefing. He did so this afternoon, and was ...

June 23, 2009

Duncan Takes Steps to Simplify Federal Student Aid Forms

Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Education will announce plans to help simplify the process for applying for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It may not sound like a particularly sexy issue, but a lot of experts think the FAFSA has been a major barrier to stu...

June 23, 2009

Education Department Leaves the Little Red Schoolhouse Behind

The symbol of the Bush administration's signature school reform law has been dismantled, signaling the end of an era.

June 22, 2009

Duncan: Charters Have Role in Turnarounds

Education Secretary Arne Duncan challenged charter school operators to play a hands-on role in turning around the nation's 5,000 lowest-performing schools.

June 19, 2009

Duncan's Summer Reading Plans

It's going to be story-hour at 400 Maryland Ave. - all summer long. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is planning to read to kids on the lawn of the U.S. Department of Education on a regular basis throughout the summer. (Suggest your favorite children's classics in the comments section). He m...

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