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Education Department Tells States: If Students Don't Take Tests, You Will Lose Funding

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Education Department is not relenting on requirements to test students on math and language arts abilities, despite th...

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. Pres...

Arne Duncan: These Are The Things Parents Should Demand From Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday. While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Tea...

Who Would Replace Arne Duncan?

Peter Greene | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Both national teachers' unions have recently given voice to a popular teacher daydream -- the departure of Arne Duncan from the U.S. Department of Education. But the fantasy of having Duncan go away and be replaced by someone more suitable for the job is a fantasy.

Arne Duncan Presses Stricter Gun Laws

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than ...

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should...

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education S...

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Romney Shifts Focus To Education, Teachers' Unions

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Originally planning to focus on education, Mitt Romney instead reignited the debate over his business credentials on Wednesday, wel...

President To Address Stafford Loan Interest Rates At CU

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

Thousands stood in line at the University Memorial Center in Boulder over the weekend hoping to get one of the free tickets available to watch Preside...

The Trouble With Title IX And Quotas

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

The problem with anti-discrimination legislation like Title IX is not with its intentions. The trouble is that the goal posts keep moving

Lobbying Threatens Overhaul Of Student Loans

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four months ago, it appeared all but certain that the White House and Democrats in Congress would succeed in overhauling the student loa...

Obama Education Plan: $4 Billion Proposed, Will Be Used To Pressure Schools For Reforms

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is leaning hard on the nation's schools, using the promise of more than $4 billion in federal aid -- and the threat of withholding it ...

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Sam Stein

Obama On Economic Recovery: We Are Running Out Of Options | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama held a news conference Tuesday to announce the nomination of Arne Duncan as his Education Secretary. But the proceedings quickly took a d...

Darling-Hammond Could Usher in New Era of Education Engagement

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Barack Obama will be the first community organizer sworn into our nation's highest office--the dramatic result of an unprecedented level of grassroots...

Arne Duncan Touted For Top Education Job By Current Secretary

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan is a "visionary" school leader who would make a "great choice" as the new U.S. Education Secretary, incumbent Secretar...

Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

You'd think the studious Senator from Illinois would avoid repeating the Bush regime's horror show of unqualified appointments, of picking politicos over professionals. But here we go again.

"You're Either With Us or You're With the Status Quo": Privatization Supporters Push Obama to Pick Their Kind of Education Secretary

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Wrap your arms around the testing mania of Joel Klein, or you're soft on accountability. Embrace Michelle Rhee's nuclear approach to administering schools, or you're a status quo-hugging wuss.

Uncertainty Over Obama Education Adviser

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Russo

In education circles, there's no hotter topic than who is going to be the next Secretary of Education--and if it's going to be Linda Darling-Hammond.