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Topic - Arne Duncan
Test scores in many Asian countries are rising while American high school students' performance is mired in mediocrity, according to a report by the Program for International Student Assessment.
The Obama administration's cheerleading for the Common Core State Standards Initiative is designed to calm critics and rally supporters for the ambitious overhaul of the nation's elementary and secondary school curriculums. But that effort may be backfiring.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, facing an onslaught of pressure from the mom community, has walked back his comments that those who oppose the federal government’s Common Core school testing standard were primarily “white suburban moms,” and issued an apology.
U.S. students improved slightly in reading and mathematics proficiency, according to The Nation's Report Card, an assessment of students in all states that happens every two years. Is improvement happening fast enough?
This bombshell news never really got to explode: NBC News' senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers found buried in the 2010 Obamacare regulations language predicting "a reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate is 40 percent to 67 percent."
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday the student loan crisis has grown so large it poses a "threat to the American dream."
A new book by Diane Ravitch, one of the leading voices behind the reform and testing regime that culminated in No Child Left Behind, now argues we got it all wrong.
With much of Washington still focused on the White House's ongoing scandals, a top Obama administration official Wednesday tried to shift attention back to a top policy priority: an ambitious expansion of prekindergarten programs.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."
Education Secretary Arne Duncan would be a very wise man if he started paying close attention to the sticks being poked in the eyes of the Obama administration regarding those one-size-fits-all Common Core State Standards.
Overall graduation rates improved among players at schools in this year's men's NCAA basketball tournament, and African-American players in particular did better, according to a study released Monday.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J. Johns as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield famously said if you want to look thin, hang out with fat people. Apparently the president has embraced the analogous dictum that if you want to look intelligent, surround yourself with those who aren't.
If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he has been playing political games with this issue from the beginning.
Dire predictions about the fate of certain government programs hardly have been in short supply as sequestration-related budget cuts loomed. It was hardly a surprise, then, when Education Secretary Arne Duncan got in on the act.
"We must invest in early education, raise academic standards, make college affordable and do more to recruit and retain top-notch educators," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Washington.