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Alaska has latest school start time in nation

...start no earlier 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...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...proficiency."Murkowski said in her speech that the Every Child Achieves Act puts specific restrictions on the U.S. Secretary of Education and the federal government's role in state education accountability measures."The Every Child Achieves Act...
My Turn: Leaving behind No Child Left Behind

Twenty-two to zero. In sports, that sounds like a convincing football score. In the halls of the United States Senate, though, such unanimity is nearly unheard of.
My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...impacts student achievement. A recent report about the Houston, Texas, schools (once headed up by current Secretary of Education Rod Paige) should make us all stop and think. This article reveals that the so-called "Texas miracle" of...
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush to do in the near future to improve life in Alaska's rural villages. "Getting the commitment from the secretary (of education), getting the commitment from the administration to do something, a willingness to just explore some ideas...
State to accept federal education funds

...thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, announcing the award. The money will be divided among Alaska school districts based on the formula used to...
This Day in History

...killing 11 people. In 2000, President-elect Bush filled four more Cabinet slots, tapping Rod Paige to be secretary of education, Gale Norton to be secretary of the interior, Anthony J. Principi to return as secretary to the Department...
Alaska to look at NCLB waivers is best," Gov. Sean Parnell wrote in a letter back to Begich. "In this case, I recently spoke to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who said the exact waiver requirements have not yet been determined. We will carefully evaluate the...
Outside editorial: Refocusing the teacher-quality debate

The following editorial first appeared in the Seattle Times: Changes to the nation's 1,400 teachers' colleges and university programs proposed by the Obama administration promise to remove burdensome regulations and improve teacher training.
State still looking into NCLB waivers

...factors for applying 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...


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