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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...
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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...
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US: Better campus stats needed on dating violence 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...
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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...
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Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

...this done before July 1 but I remain very optimistic that we're going to get to a better place for students," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said."We're going to get it done sooner than later," he told reporters at a department event...
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush 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...
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...
This Day in History

...White House announced that Secretary of State Colin Powell was leaving President Bush's Cabinet, along with Education Secretary Rod Paige, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. In the world In 1889, Brazil's...
Governor's first year tops news statewide

...demonstrated how education reform designed for mainstream America might not be suited for Alaska by leading federal Education Secretary Rod Paige to Tuntutuliak and Savoonga. In June, the federal Department of Education bent some rules for Alaska...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...on low-performing schools and help states fix them. In response to the report, Michael Cohen, a deputy to Education Secretary Richard Riley, said in a letter that the Clinton administration has proposed the state data requirement for the...


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