Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he was "saddened" on Tuesday, after learning of a deadly mass shooting at an Oakland college.
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No one's sleeping in a tent. No one is unwelcome. But it is turning various sites at and around the DOE into temporary outdoor classrooms.
ATLANTA — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he has been in contact with the department's independent investigative arm about test...
Mr. Duncan's basic understanding of what test-based reforms are doing to individual schools and school systems is, to borrow an Internet meme, an epic fail.
Roughly once a year or so, I turn this column space over to a guest author. This usually happens when a point of view is presented to me either in pu...
WASHINGTON -- Four months ago, it appeared all but certain that the White House and Democrats in Congress would succeed in overhauling the student loa...
Vampires would fare significantly better than most in our current crisis, because they have a few things most citizens do not: old fashion common sense, a fiscally prudent nature -- and a very long memory.
The president sends Malia and Sasha to a post-modern school focused on the personalization of learning. Isn't it time that every family in the nation has the same opportunity?
I don't think that Geoffrey Canada has found the "ideal intervention" for Harlem kids (he'd be on his way to Oslo to get that Nobel if he'd done that), but I think his model is the way to go.
The President and his Secretary of Education want to use existing tests, willy-nilly, to evaluate teachers. They should both be ashamed.
How can the Obama administration get it right in education when its data are all wrong and its assumptions about its faulty data are flawed?
This solution, which is simple, cheap and easy to do in every school, will insult or anger many people. But, I can tell you that this will work and will solve more problems than it creates.
Like Bush's Education Secretary pick Rod Paige, Arne Duncan comes from a big city with a success story that the national press failed to figure out was mostly a mirage.
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