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March 11, 2009

Duncan Talks Merit Pay and Standards, Again, Some More

He offered some clarification on the administration's education plan, but there are still plenty of potential questions.

March 10, 2009

Chiefs Talk Stimulus and Standards With Duncan & Co.

There was a lot of buzz about Obama's speech this morning and the Department's guidance on the economic stimulus package.

March 02, 2009

VIP Consultants to the Ed. Dept.

Several consultants, paid and unpaid, are helping Education Secretary Arne Duncan make key decisions.

February 25, 2009

Mike Smith Returns to Ed. Dept. as a Senior Adviser

From guest blogger Erik Robelen: His office may be smaller, but Marshall (Mike) S. Smith, a veteran education official from the Clinton era, is back at 400 Maryland Ave. in downtown Washington. As of last month, Smith has returned to the Education Department's headquarters as a senior adviser to Se...

February 23, 2009

UPDATED: The Michele and Arne Show

Politics K-12's own Michele McNeil will be on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program this weekend interviewing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with the Associated Press' Libby Quaid. (Quaid along with Edweek's Steve Sawchuk and Dakarai Aarons, landed a coveted spot on Alexander Russo's Hot For Educ...

February 17, 2009

UPDATED: Arne Duncan Talks Charters on First TV Show

The secretary will use the Education Department's longstanding show for parents to train the spotlight on high-performing charter schools.

February 13, 2009

Arne's Fave 5

Duncan singled this lobbying quintet out for their work on stimulus-related issues in a conference call to about 500 people from education organizations.

February 04, 2009

EdTrust's Ali Added to Ed Department Line-Up

The education department announced today that President Obama has nominated Education Trust vice president Russlynn Ali as the new assistant secretary for civil rights. The EdTrust, of course, is very pro-accountability and championed NCLB as it was being written. And, Ali has done a lot of work on...

February 03, 2009

Short Life for the New Grad Rate Regs?

For those wondering which regulations new education secretary Arne Duncan might have his eye one, make sure the new graduation rate rules are on your list. One of the last things former education secretary Margaret Spellings did was usher through new regulations establishing a uniform way of calcul...

January 30, 2009

First Major Duncan Appointee Announced

From guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Education Secretary Arne Duncan made his first big staffing announcement late Friday (interesting timing). Carmel Martin will become the assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development, a position most recently held by William Evers. Martin h...

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