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

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday. While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Teacher Association Convention and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duncan detailed a handful of rights he said all parents should be able to demand from their children's schools. Show More Summary

Charleston: What's The Education Community Got To Say?

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Charleston, SC. The combination of hate+guns continues to tear our communities to shreds. — Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) June 18, 2015 While some might consider the Charleston shooting to...Show More Summary

Student Loan Debt: To Forgive And Forget

“You’d have to be made of stone not to feel for these students,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said as he announced an Obama administration decision to forgive as many as

This week in the war on workers: Oregon opt-out bill draws Education Dept. threats

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Parents are allowed to opt their kids out of standardized tests, and doing so has become an important part of the movement against over-testing. But the U.S. Department of Education is threatening education funding for Oregon over a bill that makes opting out easier. Show More Summary

Feds to Forgive Loans of Scammed Students

In what Education Secretary Arne Duncan says is "our first major action on this but obviously it won’t be the last," an expanded—and expensive—debt relief plan has been approved for former Corinthian Colleges students. Some 16,000 were affected when the for-profit company closed its remaining campuses in...

The US Government Is Forgiving $544 Million In Student Debt From Bankrupt Corinthian Colleges

The US Department of Education revealed on Monday that it would forgive $544 million in student loan debt from the now-bankrupt for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges. During a press conference, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan also said the... Show More Summary

Unveiling Student Debt Relief, Duncan Hits For-Profit College Industry and Its Friends in Congress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just announced a debt relief package for students who attended schools run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges. In doing so, Duncan sharply attacked for-profit colleges that have engaged in fraudulent...Show More Summary

De Blasio should control schools: Secretary of Education

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday that Mayor de Blasio should retain control of the public schools.

Why Arne Duncan is rooting for a tax hike in Prince George’s

Even the U.S. Secretary of Education has an opinion about the battle raging in Prince George’s County over school spending.Arne Duncan, President Obama’s top education official, posted a blog on the Department of Education Web site Thursday...Show More Summary

Why Arne Duncan is rooting for a tax hike in Prince George’s

Even the U.S. Secretary of Education has an opinion about the battle raging in Prince George’s County over school spending.Arne Duncan, President Obama’s top education official, posted a blog on the Department of Education Web site Thursday...Show More Summary

Pearson’s chief education adviser extolls the ‘joy’ of data

Guess who gave a speech arguing that “joy and data” are the two most important ideas in learning and, in fact, that “data can and does bring joy.” No, it wasn’t Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It wasn’t Education Secretary Arne Duncan, or any other of the American school reformers for whom big data is a […]

Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked whether Navient Corp. would lose its lucrative contract. Show More Summary

Didn't dullard Duncan say Katrina was the best thing to happen to New Orleans?

“…let me be really honest. I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.” — Arne Duncan The absolute worst education President, and Secretary of Education in U.S. history. For Immediate...Show More Summary

Is the Illusion of Equity a Civil Right?

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently gave an interview in which he stated that the federal government "would have an obligation to step in" if states fail to crack down on the parents like me who make the choice to opt their children out of standardized tests. Show More Summary

Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks dollars, and roars like a lion

The nation is moving too slowly in terms of providing quality preschool to its youngest learners, especially low-income children who desperately need a strong educational foundation, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday morning at a bilingual preschool in Langley Park, Md.Read full article >>

Federal Officials Pledge To Do More To Support Baltimore Youth

Federal officials visited students at Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School on Wednesday and pledged to help support the teens' futures. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spent the day listening to...Show More Summary

AM News: Obama Officials Huddle At Baltimore's Douglass HS

U.S. Cabinet secretaries visit Douglass High School Baltimore Sun: U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan spent Wednesday afternoon at Frederick Douglass High School, where they discussed financial literacy and heard students' concerns about the lack of jobs and opportunities in Baltimore. Show More Summary

Thompson: A White Suburban Dad Named Arne Duncan Needs Out

New York Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch says that "it’s been well over a year since I’ve had someone talk to me about instruction and curriculum. Everyone has talked to me about evaluations." Well duh! We are in the middle of a wonderful democratic moment as the Opt Out movement is poised to kill the high stakes testing vampire. Show More Summary

Duncan Blames Parents for Testing Trauma--Threatens Federal Intervention for Out Out

If there is anything that can turn an opt-out firestorm into a complete conflagration that could consume the entire testing-industrial complex, it would be threats from the bullet-headed corporate bureaucrat, Arne Duncan. And sure enough, he delivered on Tuesday: U.S. Show More Summary

Quotes: Duncan Laments Lack Of Urgency From Parents & Others

What we don’t have is enough parents beating down our door saying ‘go faster...You never have critique saying ‘do more.’ The critique is always ‘slow down, slow down...’ - EdSec Arne Duncan via EdSurge News (What Education Writers Are Reporting On)

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