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NYC mayor pleads with NY lawmakers to renew school oversight

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are pleading with state lawmakers in Albany not to remove his control of city schools. The … Click to Continue »

A Better Chance for Native Education

4 months agoNews : Reason

"It's just the epitome of broken," former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said of the Bureau of Indian Education's abysmal track record with Native American students. "Just utterly bankrupt." After Betsy DeVos' recent confirmation...Show More Summary

To Arne Duncan, winning can't be the only thing in college sports

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Former Secretary of Education and new Knight Commission head has known the issues his whole life        

Arne Duncan's endorsements, DeVos' comparison, and fighting the opioid crisis in school: What's new in education today

Essential Education: Former Education secretary weighs in on local school board races March 30, 2017, 5 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez...

Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board

Arne Duncan, who was secretary of Education under President Obama, has endorsed Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin for the Los Angeles Board of Education, giving the candidates a counterpunch against opponents attempting to link them ideologically with the Trump administration. Like President Trump and...

Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board

Arne Duncan, who was secretary of Education under President Obama, has endorsed Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin for the Los Angeles Board of Education, giving the candidates a counterpunch against opponents attempting to link them ideologically with the Trump administration. Like President Trump and...

DeVos faults predecessor for wasting money on school reform

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her predecessor wasted billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools. DeVos says former Education Secretary Arne Duncan's signature $7 billion project targeting failing … Click to Continue »

GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp

After Obama brought Arne Duncan to DC to replace the toxic Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education, a howl went up from racist states rights advocates against any kind federal intervention in education.The whining and yipping continued,...Show More Summary

Hillsdale College Chapel Hillsdale, Michigan

Thanks to the generosity of Jack and Jo Babbitt and the genius of Duncan Stroik, groundbreaking for the Christ Chapel and Hillsdale College will be on April 6.  I’ll discuss the announcement and the groundbreaking with Dr. Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale this morning in the Hillsdale Dialogue segment.

Quotes: Duncan Critiques Easy Ed School Honors

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)

Team Obama (Clinton) Offers Pennies for New Assessments

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

What Does A Social Justice Agenda For Schools Really Look Like?

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

AM News: Duncan @Brookings, Teachers & Tech, Disparate Suspensions

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

Exclusive: Arne Duncan Joins The Board Of Ed-Tech Unicorn Pluralsight

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

National museum group head slams Friends of the Parks

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.…

Arne Duncan Is Bringing His Chicago Clout To The Lucas Museum board

The board is basically split evenly between members with Chicago and California ties [ more › ]

Trying to Educate the Education Reformers, Without Success

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

AM News: Let's Get This Testing [Opting Out] Started

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

AM News: Duncan's New Gig, Legal Loophole For School Lead

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 takes aim at Chicago's violence with youth jobs initiative

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...

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