Either your teacher training programs are attracting an unusually gifted group of students or the standard for honors in education is too low. We know from other studies that it is not the first explanation. -- Former EdSec Arne Duncan, in Brookings (An open letter to America’s college presidents and education school deans)
In 2010 Arne Duncan announced a $330 million giveaway contest for the creation of standardized Common Core tests. This came in conjunction with massive bribes in Race to the Top billions for states to adopt the Common Core. In response...Show More Summary
Last night on Twitter there was some disagreement about whether folks like Diane Ravitch qualify as "social justice" advocates. Ditto for school reform advocates like, say, Arne Duncan. What I learned from the discussion was that people...Show More Summary
Arne Duncan, President Obama's former Education Secretary, joins Brookings - @ThinkTankWatch http://ow.ly/zkve301aSmc Half of teachers comfortable with tech, but most use it for testing | Education Dive ow.ly/NOaR301aSgC Department Of...Show More Summary
The former education secretary's new role is emblematic of the migration from Obama's White House to Silicon Valley. Since leaving his post as U.S. education secretary, Arne Duncan has spent most of his time in his hometown of Chicago. Show More Summary
The pressure to keep the force in Chicago is mounting. Last week it was announced that former secretary of education Arne Duncan has joined the Lucas Museum board of directors. That's not a huge surprise, since Duncan (also a former head of Chicago Public Schools) once headed up the Ariel Education Initiative.…
The board is basically split evenly between members with Chicago and California ties [ more › ]
Peter Cunningham, former deputy to Arne Duncan, accused Carol Burris and me of "attacking" Campbell Brown. He says we "attack" anyone who disagrees with us. Peter now runs a website called Education Post, where he received $12 million...Show More Summary
Opt-out movement aims to lure more African-American, Latino parents Politico: Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan drew attention to the racial disparity in 2013 when he remarked to state superintendents that “white suburban moms” were rebelling against new academic standards because their kids had done poorly on the tough... Show More Summary
Arne Duncan to Focus on Disconnected Youth at the Emerson Collective PK12: Duncan's official title will be managing partner for the Palo Alto, Calif.,-based philanthropy and advocacy organization, which is led up by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Show More Summary
Arne Duncan is back in Chicago with a new mission: to tackle the desperate unemployment rate among young people, particularly young black men, that he believes is feeding the rising violence in his hometown. The former Chicago Public Schools chief, who spent seven years as U.S. Secretary of Education...
By building new job opportunities for youth, former U.S. Education Secretary hopes to stem Chicago's violence.
Since Arne Duncan left his job as U.S. secretary of Education in December, a problem has been nagging him: the high numbers of kids dropping out of school, joining gangs and getting killed in his city, Chicago. So he’s taken on a new job, he said Thursday, that will help him find opportunities...
Senate Confirms John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary PK12: King had been serving as acting secretary since the start of this year after taking over for former Secretary Arne Duncan. The vote in the Senate was 49-40. See also LA Times, Washington Post, AP. Show More Summary
It's official: John King Jr. isn't acting anymore. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 49 to 40 to confirm him as President Obama's second and final secretary of education. Obama's first education secretary, Arne Duncan, announced he would leave the post in October. Obama chose King, then Duncan's...
King, who began his education career as a high school social studies teacher, was tapped by Obama late last year to succeed longtime Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who stepped down in December. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., saidShow More Summary
The Senate education committee confirmed John B. King, Jr. as the U.S. Secretary of Education on Wednesday morning. Until now, King was the Acting Secretary appointed by President Obama in the wake of Arne Duncan's resignation in October last year. Show More Summary
K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Hillary Doubles Down On K-12 Status Quo. Reform-oriented Democrats had once hoped that Hillary Clinton might follow in the tradition of Democratic centrists like Arne Duncan, distancing herself from teachers’ unions and championing modest efforts to shake up America’s underperforming schools. Show More Summary
Dozens of students, parents, educators and activists are urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm John King, President Obama’s choice to succeed Arne Duncan as education secretary, because he pushed education policies when he was education commissioner of New York State that they say were “ineffective and destructive.” The Senate education committee held confirmation hearings […]
Watch this video about Colorado opt-out scores and the impact of kids walking out in Douglas County and Boulder. Or, watch former EdSec Arne Duncan talk about education on Chicago Public Television.