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Brooklyn Principal Selected to Talk Education in DC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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A Brooklyn high school principal was among a group of 15 school leaders from around the country brought to D.C. to talk about federal policies and meet the Education Secretary.
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After 12 Years of Bloomberg, Data Reigns in the Schools

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It’s no surprise that a mayor who built his fortune developing a computer system that gave the financial industry access to immense amounts of data would apply a technocratic approach to government. But Michael Bloomberg’s belief in data changed the entire conversation about public education in New York City by focusing on tests like never before.

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Duncan Emphasizes Teacher Quality Over Class Sizes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

During the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama gave a sliver of air time to the idea of class size. And on a visit to Brooklyn on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed that classes would be smaller "in an ideal world," but reiterated the administration's stance that having a good teacher matters more than how many students are in the classroom.

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Teachers: Arne Duncan Wants to Hear From You

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The education secretary is on Twitter, asking teachers: What is one positive lesson you learned from another teacher this year? #teachtalk

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Race to the Top Grants Hit Evaluation Roadblock

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education is raising concerns about New York State's ability to fulfill its $700 million Race to the Top grant.

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Is New York a Leader or Laggard?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New York received a vehement finger-wagging on Monday from the United States education secretary, Arne Duncan, about whether it was fully complying with the terms of its agreement that has so far yielded the state about $700 million in federal Race to the Top money.

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.

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Under No Child Law, More New York Schools Fail

Friday, November 11, 2011

On this Veteran's Day, disappointing news related to the No Child Left Behind law: the number of failing schools in New York State has skyrocketed, with 1,325 of the state’s 4,685 public schools now on the failure list. New York City schools accounted for 640 of them. State Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch says: "If student performance doesn’t improve, schools must be held accountable. We are watching."

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Figuring Out Technology, Homework and College Readiness

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Silicon Valley school where computers are taboo, and a new way to use technology to help people with autism communicate. A drive at the city's elite schools to provide homework holidays, and concerns that city high school graduates are not doing enough work to help them succeed in college. These were some of the educational issues in the news this weekend.

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Bloomberg Strikes Pragmatic Tone in Address About Schools

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the United States secretary of education, Arne Duncan, are on the same page when it comes to providing states with relief from the No Child Left Behind goals. Mr. Bloomberg stressed alternative ways of assessing progress, in remarks that stood in marked contrast to his address to the same group last year, when he delivered a feisty and boastful account of the miracle taking place in New York City schools.

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Q. and A. With Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Monday, September 12, 2011

In answers to readers, the secretary of education says the nine-month school calendar made more sense in the agrarian economy, that parents should make sure that their child see no cracks between them and the school – "there’s no us versus them,'' and that the administration doesn't think Washington knows best.

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Live-Blogging: On the Road with Arne Duncan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

UPDATED -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used a visit to Cleveland today to again bash the No Child Left Behind law. 'It was bad for children, bad for education, bad for standards," he said. "But it made politicians look good, so they did it.'

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On Eve of Back-to-School, Unhappy Parents and Protests

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dissatisfaction over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's handling of the city's schools; protests over lost pre-kindergarten seats, school contamination and budget cuts; and, oh yes, SchoolBook are all in the news today -- the last day before the public schools open to students in New York City.

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WNYC News

U.S. Education Secretary Gives Support to Black

Thursday, December 09, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to meet with incoming schools chancellor Cathie Black Thursday.

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WNYC News

Cities with Non-Traditional School Leaders Often Have Educators as Deputies

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Education Commissioner David Steiner's suggestion that publishing executive Cathie Black may need a Chief Academic Officer, in order to win approval, is not without precedent. In big cities from Los Angeles to Chicago with non-traditional school superintendents, those leaders have had deputies with education credentials.

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President Delivers a Back-to-School Talk

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan host a group discussion with students at Wakefield High School September 8, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan host a group ...

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