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March 17, 2010

Senate Education Panel Seems Fairly Happy With ESEA Blueprint

Maybe the senators were too busy dealing with health care and student loans to think of many zingers for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning, or maybe they really do like the direction of the Obama administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education A...

March 15, 2010

What Reaction to Obama's ESEA Proposal Might Mean

So I'm sure you're well aware by now that the Obama administration released its blueprint for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. You can check out our story here and take a look at the full document online here. When I made calls to get reaction for the story, what j...

February 22, 2010

Duncan: Governors Have Been Receptive to ESEA

So far, governors appear open to the administration's proposal to make receipt of Title I funds contingent on states adopting higher, more uniform college- and career-readiness standards, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today.

December 03, 2009

Dodd and Duncan Stump on ESEA in Connecticut

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will up in the Nutmeg State this week talking about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—and hanging out with Sen. Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, who has a top spot on the Senate education committee. (He actually passed up a chance to become chairm...

October 27, 2009

Off Year Elections and ESEA Renewal

If you haven't already, you should check out my colleague Erik Robelen's story about education in this off-year election. He points out that the very tight races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia will help shed some light on how well the Democratic brand is faring, now that the party is in cha...

October 13, 2009

Rep. Mike Castle to Run for Senate

So I'm sure all you politics geeks out there have heard by now that Rep. Mike Castle, a Republican, is going to run for the Senate seat in Delaware that became vacant when Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. became Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Edward E. Kaufman, a Democrat, is keeping the seat warm for now,...

September 24, 2009

Department Kicks Off NCLB Discussion at Packed Forum

More than 200 advocates from a wide range of groups packed the U.S. Department of Education today to hear Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outline his priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- better known over the last eight years as the No Child Left Beh...

September 23, 2009

Duncan to Get Advice on ESEA Renewal

It sounds as if the Department of Education is ready to get rolling on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. On Thursday, Secretary Arne Duncan will do the "inside the Beltway" version of his listening and learning tour.

September 16, 2009

Duncan Holds a (Somewhat) National Town Hall on NCLB

So, remember that listening-and-learning tour that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan embarked on to get a sense of what Americans think of the No Child Left Behind Act? Well, he took the tour to the airwaves (sort of) earlier this week, holding a national town hall meeting that was televised...

August 24, 2009

Aspen Take Two: The Commission on No Child Left Behind is Back in Business

If you're enough of an education policy geek to read this blog regularly, you probably remember the Aspen Commission on the Future of No Child Left Behind, which ramped up in 2006 and was charged with devising a bipartisan set of recommendations for improving the law. At the helm were two former go...

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