- Times wins two awards from Society for Professional Journalists
- Marionville mayor ‘kind of agreed’ with Kansas City shooter’s views
- Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message: Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again
- Supreme Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies
- UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot in India to curb public defecation
- Teen taking selfie by train: ‘Wow, that guy just kicked me in the head’
- Goodbye, Afghanistan — hello, Africa: Air Force to shift as U.S. exits Middle East
- Iran mulls ban on vasectomies, decrease on abortions to bolster population
- CNN op-ed claims right-wingers ‘more deadly than jihadists’
- Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings
Latest Arne Duncan Items
President Obama Wednesday gave students a not-so-subtle plug for his $447 billion jobs package.
President Obama said states will be granted waivers to bypass No Child Left Behind mandates.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday denied that there is a direct "causal" effect between the high-stakes testing under the No Child Left Behind law and the cheating scandals that have erupted in school systems across the country, including the District.
Republican presidential candidates are increasingly using the federal Department of Education as a punching bag, citing it as yet another example of big government's heavy hand in local affairs.
Across the country, student performance on standardized reading and math tests is worse than most states lead parents to believe, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the federal Education Department.
"Proficient" is relative. Under current law, states set their own benchmarks for student proficiency, but those bars are often far below the standards used by the federal government.
States are rushing for the No Child Left Behind exit door.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan had harsh words for Congress on Monday, calling it "dysfunctional" as he announced plans to bypass lawmakers and implement sweeping education reform through a waiver system for states.