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Hunger strikers travel to D.C. to ask education chief Arne Duncan for help

On day 17 without food, the Chicago protesters vow to keep fighting for a publicly operated high school.

Kirsanow Dunks Duncan

I had a short post on school discipline last week, and I’d like to follow up with something much better: a link to an excellent letter that Peter Kirsanow has written to Arne Duncan on the Obama administration’s bad (disparate impact) law and bad policy (with unintended consequences) in this area.

TN Drops to 46th in ACT Scores

In 2014, Arne Duncan's favorite corporate education experimental state soared from 46th to 43rd among states on composite ACT scores. This year Tennessee has returned to its previous cellar level at 46th. The average composite score,...Show More Summary

Arne Duncan and the myth of a STEM shortage

To the editor: It's one thing for Arne Duncan, President Obama's secretary of Education, to argue for students everywhere to have equal access to a full range of math and science courses; it's quite another to imply that success in these subjects will lead to well-paying jobs. That's because the...

Arne Duncan: La falta de recursos para las materias de ciencia y tecnología y cómo resolverlo

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Al Oeste de Los Ángeles, hay una escuela en donde el código de los alumnos de octavo grado es construir sitios de internet, desarrollar proyectos empresariales y utilizar software de juegos para diseñar soluciones y salvar a las especies locales en peligro de extinción.

Arne Duncan: California's great STEM shortage, and how to solve it

On the Westside of Los Angeles, there's a school where eighth-graders code and build websites, develop entrepreneurial ventures and use gaming software to design solutions for saving local endangered species. At the Incubator School, teachers leverage technology to individually tailor student learning...

Chicago Tribune Columnist Calls for a Katrina in Chicago

First it was an elitist fool on the NOLA school board, Phyllis Landrieu, who thanked God for Katrina, and then in 2010 it was Obama's robot, Arne Duncan, who expressed the same gratitude for a blessing that killed over 1,800 people and...Show More Summary

It’s no secret that most professional development for teachers is awful. Less well known is that some of it is great.

It’s no secret that a lot of professional development given to teachers is worthless. Teachers themselves have complained about it for years. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has repeatedly declared that PD is largely a waste of billions of dollars a year. A 2013 report by the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education […]

News in Brief: Arne Duncan Stressed About Preparing For Standardized Secretary of Education Exam

3 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Saying the long nights of cramming from the study guide and the constant drilling from flashcards had really worn on his nerves, Arne Duncan told reporters Tuesday that preparing for the upcoming standardized Secretary of Education Test was completely stressing him out. Show More Summary

Building a Prison-to-College Pipeline

Education Secretary Arne Duncan dismisses GOP critics of the Obama administration’s program to reduce recidivism, saying it “doesn’t take a nickel from anybody else.”

A teacher’s unusual evaluation of Arne Duncan — through the prism of Harvard basketball

Gary Rubinstein is a math teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York. He was a Teach For America corps member  early in the organization’s existence but has become a serious critic of the organization as well as of the policies implemented over the last seven years under Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Here is an […]

Second Chances Vital to Criminal Justice Reform

Just days before my visit to Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I had the honor of chairing my first meeting of the Federal...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Could Expand Pell Grant Eligibility to Prisoners

Education Secretary Arne Duncan hinted recently that administration is “developing experimental sites” that would make Pell Grants available to prisoners

Maps: All But 8 States Have NCLB Waivers Now

In a piece titled Why No Child Left Behind must be fixed, in one map, the Washington Examiner (I know) notes that the waiver system we're operating under currently (thanks, Arne Duncan) has more strings than NCLB or its likely successor.

States, U.S. must boost graduation rates, Duncan says in slamming college costs

The nation's colleges are too costly and students frequently are not getting their money's worth, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday, emphasizing that states and the federal government must do more to ensure that students complete their degrees.

Predatory Lender Or 'Premier' Chain Of Career Colleges?

By Kyle McCarthy Recently, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell held a conference call discussing the Department's plans for debt relief for Corinthian College students as well as to discuss holding...Show More Summary

64 Congressional Democrats Ask Dept. of Education to Protect LGBT Students

Members of Congress want the U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Arne Duncan to help stop LGBT bullying and discrimination in schools. read more

Arne Duncan: Education Reform For Thee, But Not For Me

I’ve noted before how the Chicago-based school reformers that are a key component of the Obama Administration send their kids, not to schools full of reformy goodness, but to schools that have policies which are the exact opposite of said … Continue reading ?

Education policy remains one of the few areas of unsettled debate within the Democratic Party."

"President Obama’s education agenda has often infuriated the teachers’ unions, and last year, the head of the National Education Association, another union representing teachers, called for the secretary of education, Arne Duncan, to be fired. Show More Summary

Washington Post writes the most embarrassing, awful profile of Arne Duncan ever, completely misses the point

Arne Duncan has been a monumental flop as education secretary. Why is the Washington Post drinking his Kool-Aid?

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