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Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Driving for Equity -- in What?

Kati Haycock | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Kati Haycock

Count me among those who applaud the new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on enforcing fair access to critical educational resources. Fo...

New Report Rebukes Central Feature of 'Race to the Top'

Diane Ravitch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

The ASA warns that VAMs and their simplistic interpretation may have negative effects on the quality of education. There will surely be unintended consequences, such as a diminishment in the number of people willing to become teachers.

Why I Wear 80

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

When I take the court tonight for the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, the number I'll wear -- 80 -- is rarely seen on a basketball jersey, but represents a record in education. That number -- 80 percent -- is the newly announced high school graduation rate, the highest in American history.

Ensuring All Children Start School Ready to Learn

Catherine Atkin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Catherine Atkin

With 1 in 4 of the nation's English Language Learners students living in California, this federal early learning plan also has the potential to be groundbreaking in that it ensures all children get the strong start they need to succeed in school.

Ask the Teachers

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.07.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Nothing is more important than preparing our children to compete and succeed in the global economy. That means we need to make teaching not only one of America's most important professions, but also one of America's most valued profession.

Open Letter To U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Gary Orfield

It has never been more important to monitor the use of exclusionary practices in schools. Our nation's schools expel over 100,000 students and suspend over 3,000,000 students at least once during each school year.

Superintendents, the Correct Answer Is "D -- All of the Above"

Elaine Weiss | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Education leaders appear oddly removed from the myriad out-of-school obstacles faced by the many students living in and near poverty.

10 Minutes With Arne Duncan

Matt Weber | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Matt Weber

Fielding a gamut of current educational queries, from the rising cost of college tuition to the changing role of education schools across the country, Sec. Duncan reflected on these issues facing the field.

Teacher Pay: U.S. Ranks 22nd Out Of 27 Countries

Jack Jennings | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

If teachers are so important, why don't our schools attract and keep the best teachers? A major reason is that we aren't willing to pay excellent teachers what they deserve.

Joy Resmovits

States Seek Waivers In Light Of More Schools Deemed 'Failing' Under NCLB | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Despite a rise in test scores, 84 percent of Missouri's schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," according to a report released by the state...

Jordan Howard

Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Michael Bennet Expects Senate NCLB Draft Ready By Fall | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) sees it, the holdup on overhauling the nation's sweeping education law, No Child Left Behind, has littl...

Sexual Assaults Will Continue Unless We Educate Young Men

Amy Siskind | Posted 06.05.2011 | College
Amy Siskind

When I read the latest sexual assault stats, I felt a knot in my stomach. My daughter will enter college with such a high chance of being a victim?

The State Of The Union: No Time To Slow Down On Education Reform

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

We need the president to ask more -- not less -- of our students and our schools because, given the state of the union, we have neither a moment nor a child to waste.

United States - India Business Council Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Hundreds of US and Indian participants celebrated the 35th anniversary of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) in Washington, DC. The sessions this year were focused on the themes of "Education, Infrastructure & Inclusive Growth."

Financial Reform: "Too Small to Succeed"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

We need to understand that "regulatory capture" has become a way of life in Washington. The current reforms don't go nearly far enough.

Eric, Arne and Chicago 2016

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Butler

While I hate to say I told you so, however I told you so. I predicted that the Chicago 2016 Committee would lose the bid for the Olympics. My reasons...