U.S. Grants Virginia $7.6M to Assist Low-Performing SchoolsU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced a grant totaling $7.6 million to help Virginia turn around some of its lowest-achieving schools.
U.S. Students Not In Top 20 Globally In Math, Science and ReadingTeens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
Nation's Education Secretary Hails D.C. Improvement on U.S. Report Card Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation's Report Card.
Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left BehindThree more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
Obama Stands Firm On Gun Control Despite Long OddsPresident Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.
Education Secretary: Guns Have No Place In Schools, College CampusesThe nation's schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than 350 university presidents in urging Congress to take action to protect students from gun violence.
Duncan: Hard To Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.
Federal Gov Asking For Student Loan ClarityU.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.