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Digital Learning Day Is Happening Today

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Want to know how we can improve our schools using technology? Want to know how your son/daughter's education can be more effective?

National Gay Straight Alliance Day Kicks Off In Wake Of Troubling Pepperdine University News

Posted 01.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies have an extra special reason to celebrate across the country today, as Jan. 25...

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Will Likely End $650 Million Tutoring Program

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds...

Senators Announce Agreement On No Child Left Behind Overhaul

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to mov...

Federal Officials To Visit Tornado-Devastated Joplin's 'Mall School'

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thurs...

Duncan On Bus Tour To Talk Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

PITTSBURGH — Education Secretary Arne Duncan set out Wednesday on a three-day bus tour across the Rust Belt manufacturing region. His message is...

WATCH: 'Two Teachers And A Microphone' Rap A Public Letter To Duncan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Twitter's 140-character allowance wasn't enough for anonymous rapping teacher duo Two Teachers and a Microphone to talk education with U.S. Secretary ...

To Waive Or Not To Waive

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

This is the first of a series of posts former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is writing for The Huffington Post over the next few week...

Duncan: Keeping No Child Left Behind Is 'Height Of Arrogance Or Tone-Deafness'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a mass override Monday that would allow states to apply for regulatory relief from student testing requir...

The Teacher and the American Dream

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

If most of our thought leaders agree that the teacher is the key and the relationship of the teacher to the students is also key, why we are not doing much more to support teachers?

WATCH: Arne Duncan Talks Education Reform With MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan sat down with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell to discuss the challenges facing public schools and the need for education refor...

Our Sputnik Moment, Revisited: Hire the Best and Brightest!

Fred Belmont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Fred Belmont

If America does not start today in filling its teacher ranks with the best and brightest students, in 10 years we may find our students are behind those in Kyrgyzstan.

Classroom Teachers Collaborate With Arnie Duncan on Education Policy

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Cosgrove

For 30 days, during the first phase of The VIVA Project, hundreds of teachers from 27 states offered ideas on how they would direct federal funds to improve "teacher quality".

How to Be Taken Seriously as a Reformer (Don't Be an Educator)

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

If you really want to understand what's going on in them and the direction we need to be headed, don't ask Bill Gates or the Business Roundtable. Ask a teacher.

With Divided Congress, Tough Road For Obama's Education Reform

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Obama administration has pushed an ambitious education agenda in the last two years, sending $100 billion to states thorough the stimulus package ...

The Two Politicos

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I am tired of the hubris of non-educators, who use tactics from their own realms to leverage change in schools, in order to then leverage change in other political and/or economic arenas.

Retire the Slogan of 'The Same Students in the Same Building'

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" do not seem to understand how hurtful it is to teachers when they repeat the false soundbite about schools that kept "the same students in the same building."

US Education Chief Upbeat Despite Election Blow

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

PARIS — President Barack Obama's education secretary is hopeful that this week's Republican election victories won't derail his ambitious school...

Education Conference To Focus On Teacher Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

TAMPA, Fla. — Federal education officials are teaming up with teachers unions to hold a national conference on labor-management collaboration. ...

Arne Duncan, Teachers Unions Announce Education Reform Summit

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Conventional wisdom holds that teachers unions are stuck in the status quo and that there are few examples of labor-management teamwork on education r...

There's Courage in Our Country's Classrooms

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Arne Duncan

As students head back to school, I traveled over the last two weeks on an eight-state bus tour to highlight "Courage in the Classroom." The mission of the tour was simple: to honor our nation's unsung heroes -- our teachers.

Educating for Democracy: Schooling and Rising Poverty

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joel Shatzky

If the quality schooling that Obama aspires to becomes a reality, what kind of jobs will be available for highly educated students of the future?

Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Facing Questions On CPS Clout List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Revelations that President Barack Obama's top education official kept a log of calls from powerful people trying to get students into ...

Arne Duncan's CPS CLOUT List: Local Pols Called On Duncan For Favors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For all the struggles of the Chicago Public Schools, there are a few bright spots in the district. In particular, the city's magnet and selective-enro...