Malloy sent a letter to Duncan, saying that he wants to "start a dialogue" between the feds and Connecticut on ways to "reduce the testing burden."
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September 16, 2014
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September 15, 2014
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September 09, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, effective early-learning programs, and the importance of STEM on Tuesday.
September 05, 2014
Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.
September 04, 2014
Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.
September 03, 2014
In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Education Department awarded the school district funding for continued counseling, safety services, and support.
September 02, 2014
Ann Whalen, who left the U.S. Department of Education in July, spent the last six years at the department, where she headed up the Implementation and Support Unit.
August 25, 2014
Washington state lost its waiver because it lacks a law tying student test scores to teacher evaluations, but now federal officials are delaying that requirement for waiver states that need more time.
August 15, 2014
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