Education Secretary Arne Duncan

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

US Schools Safe Haven For Many Immigrant Children

After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she’s perfecting her English and learning civics and math.

07/15/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan speak during a visit J.O. Wilson Elementry School on March 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US Illegally

Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

05/09/2014

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Report: US High Schools Hit 80 Percent Graduation Rate, All-Time High

U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

04/28/2014

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U.S. Education Secretary Calls For Gun Control Measures

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says schools are doing “fantastic” work to improve safety but easy access to guns is contributing to school violence.

01/30/2014

Rev. Wright Blasts Obama In MLK Comparison: ‘I Have A Drone’

Speaking with a Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor lauded Martin Luther King’s famous, “I have a dream” phrase, while comparing it to what he believes will be the summation of the current Obama presidency: “I have a drone.”

01/16/2014

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks at the TIME Summit On Higher Education Day 2 at Time Warner Center on Sept. 20, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TIME)

Secretary Duncan: ‘I Used Some Clumsy Phrasing That I Regret’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.

11/19/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he finds it “fascinating” that opposition to the Common Core State Standards program is coming from “white suburban moms” who are realizing their kid “isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Education Secretary: ‘White Suburban Moms’ Realizing ‘Their Child Isn’t As Brilliant As They Thought’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he finds it “fascinating” that opposition to the Common Core State Standards program is coming from “white suburban moms” who are realizing their kid “isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were.”

11/18/2013

High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Education Chief: High Schools Should Start Day Later, Allow For More Sleep

High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation’s top education official gets his way.

09/04/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to students after reading the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" at Rolling Terrace Elementary School on March 1, 2013 in Takoma Park, Md. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate GOP: Education Secretary Has ‘States Over A Barrel’ On Sweeping Rewrite Of No Child Left Behind

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday finished its sweeping rewrite of No Child Left Behind that eases coast-to-coast requirements for schools and gives states greater independence to set their own goals.

06/13/2013

The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Accuses Dems Of Pushing ‘National School Board’ To Replace No Child Left Behind

The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars.

06/11/2013

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