A few high-profile but misleading commentaries over the past few months have cast unwarranted doubt on the proposal by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to support state pre-k programs and make them accessible to, at the least, all low-income young children. Show More Summary
Over the last couple of weeks, there has been some chatter around the internet about teaching kids to code. In the U.S., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is not only pushing this initiative, he’s teaching (or learning with) his kids … Continue reading ?
Caving to pressure from US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor Jay Inslee is urging legislators to amend Washington state's teacher and principal evaluation rules to take into account student test scores. At risk is a waiver that...Show More Summary
Ashton Kutcher’s doing it. Will.i.am’s doing it. Chris Bosh’s doing it. Britain’s doing it. And now, US Secretary of State Arne Duncan and his kids are doing it. Everyone’s learning to code! As Pando has previously reported, billionaire backers are funding a huge lobbying effort — Code.org — to get...
Common Core opponents in Congress are working on a bill to thwart the controversial education plan. US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan claims the Obama administration Race to the Top linked academic plan is not a step towards “national curriculum status.” A growing group of GOP Senators and a total of 40 House Republicans... Show More Summary
Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of kids. Not really. A new review of the major research that has been conducted on class […]
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee seeks to keep waiver from No Child Left Behind law The Oregonian: Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state's waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Show More Summary
Arne Duncan may have missed his calling: The 6-foot-5 education secretary was the star of Friday night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans, “winning” the MVP award with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Granted, not all of the competition was professional — actor Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio […]
If only Arne Duncan's record as Chicago Public Schools CEO was as slammin' as his performance at the East vs. West All-Star Celebrity Game Friday. [ more › ]
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had a double-double in last night's All-Star Celebrity Game. That's a real sentence. He can also feed teammates like Rajon Rondo. Read more...
Arne Duncan has still got game, even at 49. The United States Secretary of Education took some celebrities to school Friday at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, setting an all-time record for the game with 20 points and making the highlight reel with a no-look pass. Show More Summary
Arne Duncan belongs on the Mount Rushmore of NBA Celebrity All-Star Games. Leading his East squad to a surprisingly entertaining 60-56 victory, the Secretary of Education scored a celebrity game-record 20 points to go with 11 rebounds,...Show More Summary
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been known for the past couple of years as being a very impressive basketball player, and during the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday, Feb. 14, he backed up the hype. In the fourth...Show More Summary
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Bloomberg Radio's Jane Williams last week to talk about the state of education in this country. "Early childhood education has become the ultimate bipartisan issue," said Duncan. "We actually...Show More Summary
Mark Palko passes this one along from high school principal Carol Burris: My music teacher, Doreen, brought me her second-grade daughter’s math homework. She was already fuming over Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s remark about why “white suburban moms” oppose the Common Core, and the homework added fuel to the fire. Show More Summary
Secretary of Education — and BuzzFeed Community Member — Arne Duncan, has posted a BuzzFeed list of 5 reasons you… READ MORE The post Ed Secretary Offers 5 Reasons to Fill Out Your Aid Application appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
As part of its endeavor to provide cradle to grave federally funded education, the Obama administration had First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan get the word out that almost all students are eligible for federal aid for college. Show More Summary
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday that talked about school reforms and praised both Tennessee and D.C. Public Schools for increased test scores. He wrote: We don’t know all the reasons why students did better in Tennessee and the District in 2013 than in 2011. But it […]
America, the elites are very disappointed in you. We're not keeping up with South Korea and Singapore, they tell us, because you are coddling your mediocre children who are being taught by bottom-of-the-barrel teachers. But have no fear,...Show More Summary