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March 17, 2011

Director of Community Outreach to Discuss Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 35th Annual Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents

Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as one of six panelists discussing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization in Title I at the 35th Annual In-Service Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents on March 17 in Oak Brook, Ill.

March 15, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet to Hold Conference Call on Education Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, March 15, at 4:05 p.m. EDT / 2:05 p.m. MDT, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the importance of reforming our education system and out-educating the competition in order to win the future.

March 15, 2011

Secretary Duncan Vows to 'Move Away' from the 2 Percent Rule in Assessing Students with Disabilities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan vowed Tuesday to abolish the so-called "2 percent rule" that obscures an accurate portrait of the academic needs of America's students with disabilities.

March 14, 2011

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia

Two years ago, I came to Washington with one goal-- to give every single child in America the very best education possible.

While I was optimistic about what we could accomplish, I never imagined we would be where we are today.

Over the last two years, we have seen more change in our education system than we've seen over the past two decades.

March 15, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan To Give Welcoming Remarks at Everybody Wins! Annual Gala

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give brief opening remarks at the annual gala for Everybody Wins! at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the importance of developing reading skills and the value of mentoring students. Everybody Wins!

March 10, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Priorities for Promise Neighborhoods Grants

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed priorities for the Promise Neighborhoods program. The competitive grants provide funds to design comprehensive approaches for addressing the education and developmental needs of children in distressed, high-poverty communities.

March 9, 2011

Winning the Future with Education: Responsibility, Reform and Results

Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Miller, and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for this opportunity to come here today and talk about President Obama's education agenda.

Last week I spoke before the Senate Budget Committee and emphasized our administration's dual commitments to reduce spending and be more efficient while investing in education to secure our future.

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March 9, 2011

Duncan Says 82 Percent of America's Schools Could "Fail" Under NCLB This Year

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told Congress today that his department estimates that 82 percent of America's schools could fail to meet education goals set by No Child Left Behind this year. Duncan urged Congress to fix the law before the next school year begins so that the schools and students most at risk get the help they need.

March 09, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss Fixing No Child Left Behind with House Education and Workforce Committee

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the need to fix No Child Left Behind during his testimony before the full House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The hearing, “The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education,” will be held in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 3, 2011

Statement by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Early Learning Bill Introduced by Sen. Bob Casey

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement regarding the Supporting State Systems of Early Learning Act introduced by Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania:

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