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Obama: Limit standardized tests

...teachers, and 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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-25/obama-limit-standardized-tes
Nation and World
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates

...North Dakota, 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...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/most-states-show-increase-hi
Nation and World
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates, Alaska not among them

...North Dakota, 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/most-states-show-increase-high-school-g
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

...voices of all stakeholders - educators, parents, and students - and are using the lessons learned," New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said in a statement.The PARCC tests took effect this year and sparked a round of intense opposition...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/states-move-reduce-time-spent-common-
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Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...Their bill 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/senate-oks-revised-no-child-education
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Success varies by state in improving graduate rates

...recent available.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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/success-varies-state-improving-gradua
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Immigration: US warns schools against bias

...states including 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...

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

...college campuses for 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/us-better-campus-stats-needed-dating-
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Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush

...social services in the Bush. The program, called the Alaska Project, arose from a conversation she had with Education Secretary Rod Paige after he visited rural Alaska with her in May, the senator said. Murkowski said they both recognize...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080103/sta_legeducation.shtml
News
Stimulus dollars drive demand for consultants

...were few consultants even marketing themselves as turnaround experts. With the stimulus, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said he wants to transform thousands of schools in the bottom five percent in performance over...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030311/sta_793999099.shtml
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