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May 11, 2009

Arne Duncan Focuses on the Lowest Performing Schools

The education secretary seems intent on seeing 5,000 of the nation's worst schools closed and reopened within five years.

May 08, 2009

The Dirty Dozen: Ed. Dept. Budget Cuts In-Depth

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has declared many of these programs, such as Even Start, either ineffective or not demonstrating results.

May 08, 2009

Personnel File: Dianne Piche to be Ed. Dept. Civil Rights Deputy

Piche, the executive director of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights who has represented students in desegregation cases, will be the deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Civil Rights.

May 07, 2009

Arne Duncan's Hot Date to the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Katie Couric is taking the education world's big celebrity as her date.

May 06, 2009

A Little Early Budget News on the D.C. Voucher Program

So it looks like President Obama is going to propose extending the D.C. voucher program, just for the kids currently enrolled, in his fiscal year 2010 budget, to be released tomorrow. Politically, it's probably a smart move. The administration will avoid stories and commentaries about kids, includi...

May 05, 2009

S.C.'s Former Ed. Chief to Lead Consumer Product Safety Commission

Politics K-12 imagines that the communication between the President and former South Carolina education chief Inez Tenenbaum regarding her nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission read something like this: Dear Inez Tenenbaum, Thanks so much for serving on my education advisory te...

May 01, 2009

Friday Readling List: Duncan Disclosures

Read the education secretary's ethics letter and financial disclosure—both submitted in preparation for his confirmation hearing in January.

April 29, 2009

Stimulus Money Guy Named Deputy Education Secretary

Tony Miller, who has an extensive background in business, has been a key player in managing the stimulus money.

April 23, 2009

The Ed. Dept.'s NCLB Strategy

An adviser to Arne Duncan says political strategy is behind the decision not to make more significant changes to Title I regulations.

April 22, 2009

Duncan in the WSJ: Money as the Lever of Change

Education secretary Arne Duncan seems to be getting even tougher on states who may be playing financial shell games with their state stabilization fund money, declaring in an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal: "If they divert money intended for education to noneducational purposes, we may deny fu...

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