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Most states show increase in high school graduation rates, Alaska not among them

...Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas. Idaho did not have complete numbers to report.Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the numbers were encouraging."By all indications, it looks like the nation will take another step in the right...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/most-states-show-increase-high-school-g
State
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates

...Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas. Idaho did not have complete numbers to report.Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the numbers were encouraging."By all indications, it looks like the nation will take another step in the right...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/most-states-show-increase-hi
Nation and World
Obama: Limit standardized tests

...parents to make sure that we're not obsessing about testing."To drive the point home, Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan plan an Oval Office meeting Monday with teachers and school officials working to reduce testing time.And from the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-25/obama-limit-standardized-tes
Nation and World
Success varies by state in improving graduate rates

...The nation's overall graduation rate has reached 81 percent, a figure frequently touted by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan said Tuesday in a statement that the gains are encouraging, but "we know that more hard work remains to truly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/success-varies-state-improving-gradua
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Alaska has latest school start time in nation

...than 8:30 a.m.In most cases, individual districts determine school start times. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted in support of later start times in 2013, but the federal department doesn't set any requirements in that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/alaska-has-latest-school-start-time-nat
State
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...really represents an unacceptable partisan approach," she said, referring to the House bill.Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered cautious praise after Senate passage.The bill, he said, makes progress toward replacing No Child Left Behind...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/senate-oks-revised-no-child-education
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Immigration: US warns schools against bias

...Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico and the District of Columbia.Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that in some instances, school leaders have inappropriately required information such as a child's visa status...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-05-09/immigration-us-warns-schools-against-
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US: Better campus stats needed on dating violence

...students and to keep everyone better informed about campus security policies and procedures," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.Among the other proposed rule changes:-Adding gender identity and national origin as categories of bias under...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/us-better-campus-stats-needed-dating-
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State still looking into NCLB waivers

...for a newly offered waiver to the No Child Left Behind Act rules.President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the waiver program in September, and earlier this month state education commissioner Mike Hanley told The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-12-01/state-still-looking-nclb-waivers
Local
House Dems push for No Child Left Behind waivers

...a waiver for the No Child Left Behind act.The department has been looking at options since Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a possibility of waivers last September, releasing details later in the month.EED Public Information Officer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-23/house-dems-push-no-child-left-behind-wa
Local

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