In a recent speech to the American Educational Research Association, Secretary Arne Duncan asked the assembled researchers to think about developing valid assessments of children's non-cognitive skills.
Alaska, Hawaii, West Virginia Win NCLB Waivers PoliticsK12: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has now awarded No Child Left Behind Act waivers to 37 states plus the District of Columbia. Alaska, Hawaii, and West Virginia are the latest additions to the list, the Education Department announced today. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama will launch a "national conversation" about mental health as part of his effort to reduce gun violence. Obama has directed directed Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius and Arne Duncan to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. He and...
Education Secretary Arne Duncan just visited Michigan where he visited schools in Detroit and the Perry Child Development Center in Ypsilanti. Here’s an open letter to Duncan, put out before the visit and written by Steve J. Norton, executive director … Continue reading ?
This is a guest post from Michael Maher [@mj_maher], who works at the NC State College of Education: Last week at the Education Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar Secretary Arne Duncan stated “Schools of Education show little interest in increasing diversity among teachers.” Once again, Mr. Show More Summary
Arne Duncan demonstrates a breathtaking lack of awareness about the effects of Race to the Top (RTTT). Far from being chastened by what is going on in schools around the country, the Secretary is doubling down on his test-driven offensive. A look at some of the things he said is eye opening.
You have probably heard by now that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered a speech to the American Education Research Association in San Francisco and was roundly booed. All accounts agree that he was first booed as he approached the stage, indicating that it was primarily his presence that was objectionable. Since AERA invited [...]
Video from the NewSchools Venture Fund summit last week. Or, you can watch Laurene Powell Jobs interview Arne Duncan (his answers on parent trigger are at the 38:00 mark).
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke frankly to a roomful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs about the crisis in our current education system.
Here is the text of a speech (as prepared for delivery) that Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave this week to the American Educational Research Association, meeting in San Francisco. Duncan addresses growing criticism of high-stakes standardized tests, among other subjects. … Continue reading ?
At an education conference in Burlingame earlier today, Obama education secretary Arne Duncan gave a muddled semi-endorsement of the controversial parent trigger law in California. Specifically, Duncan described the trigger as "an important tool" for parent involvement -- but not the only or even the most important one. Show More Summary
A report from the National Institute for Early Education Research today finds the states cut funding for pre-kindergarten education by $548 million in 2011-2012. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, at a press conference this morning about the report, said that the...
President Obama has a big problem in his second term in terms of education policy: his first term. Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, pushed hard in their first term to have a major impact on changing public schools … Continue reading ?
CPS secret clout list After a FOIA and a year's delay, Chicago Public Radio has unearthed the infamous "clout list" from the Arne Duncan era in Chicago -- highly redacted but revealing the process through which VIPs sought to get their own or their friends' kids into selective schools.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, because the … Continue reading ?
Education Secretary Arne Duncan detailed his upcoming education agenda in testimony last week before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Other Related Agencies. Here’s what he said, according to the Education Department website: … Continue reading ?
Nearly six months after the presidential election, the Education Department is still riddled with “acting” officials, and Secretary Arne Duncan is losing some of his key aides. Deputy Secretary Tony Miller is departing within the next month, according to Acting … Continue reading ?
For years the ostensible guru of value-added testing, Bill Sanders, told anyone who would listen that teachers are the most important factor influencing student achievement. When Richard Rothstein, Gene Glass, and others pointed outShow More Summary
I recently wrote a piece about why the standardized assessments that are being designed to align with the Common Core State Standards will not be as “game changing” as supporters, such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have promised. Here, an … Continue reading ?
Offered on Thursday at Arne Duncan's workplace: Testing Abolitionists We are engaged in a struggle to abolish high stakes standardized tests and to bring back local public control to a public school system that serves the needs of all children who choose it. Show More Summary