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April 20, 2009

Ed. Department Giving Up its Daily Latte, Going Through Its Seat Cushions for Loose Change

President Barack Obama has asked his cabinet secretaries to put their heads together to cut $100 million from their budgets. And so far, the Ed. Department has found almost $10 million in spare change. For one thing, the department is going to get rid of its full-time education policy attaché a...

April 13, 2009

Arne Joins Celeb-Studded Story-Hour

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan read "Clifford Goes to Washington" on the storytime stage at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

April 09, 2009

VIDEO UPDATE: Ed Sec by Day, Indie Hipster Fan by Night

Yesterday morning, Arne Duncan was reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a bunch of preschoolers. Yesterday evening, he was rocking it out with Neko Case.

April 08, 2009

NSBA to Duncan: Mayoral Control Not the Answer

The National School Board Association says it's "firmly opposed" to mayoral takeovers and encourages Duncan to stick to his words on collaboration between school boards and city mayors.

April 04, 2009

Duncan Defends Mayoral Control Before Tough Crowd

Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells school board members that the nation must put aside "adult issues" and focus on reform that can be hard to swallow politically.

April 04, 2009

Duncan to Speak to School Board Members Today

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to address nation's school board members today at 11 a.m. PST. Follow along at www.twitter.com/PoliticsK12.

April 01, 2009

Duncan Promotes Stimulus Funds at Maryland School

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said stimulus funding released today represents a "magical opportunity" to spread successful innovations across the country.

March 31, 2009

Title I Changes: A Preview

The Education Department wants to allow districts that are in need of improvement under NCLB to be able to provide their own tutoring services, an expansion of what's now just a pilot program.

March 31, 2009

UPDATED: Arne Duncan Advocates Mayoral Takeover of Big-City Districts

If mayoral control doesn't increase, the Education Secretary says he will have 'failed as secretary.'

March 30, 2009

Arne Duncan in the NRA's Cross Hairs

The education secretary has been deemed the most "anti-gun" member of Obama's cabinet by a National Rifle Association magazine article.

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