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March 3, 2011

Improving Human Capital in a Competitive World -— Education Reform in the U.S.

When the World Bank was founded in 1944, much of Europe, Russia, and Japan lay in ruin.

Today, the world is no longer recovering from a tragic global war. Yet the international community faces a crisis of a different sort, the global economic crunch. And education--then and now--is the beacon lighting the path forward, perhaps more so today than ever before.

March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Discusses Education Reform with Moderate Senate Democrats

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a press conference with U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and other moderate Democrats at 9:15 a.m. on March 2 to outline specific goals for education reform. In addition to Sens.

February 24, 2011

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan on 'The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment, Science 2009'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on "The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment, Science 2009," National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4 and 8:

February 22, 2011

Youth Leaders to Join Secretary Duncan, Administration Officials, Policymakers for U.S. Education Department's First-Ever National Youth Summit

Students from high schools and middle schools across the country will travel to Washington this weekend to join administration officials and education policy leaders for the U.S. Department of Education's “Voices in Action: National Youth Summit,”taking place at Howard University on Saturday, Feb. 26.

February 17, 2011

Eight States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that eight states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

February 16, 2011

Obama Administration Releases 'Educator Toolkit' for 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge

WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama Administration released a new “educator toolkit” with lesson plans that teachers can use to help students prepare for the upcoming 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge.

Labor-Management Collaboration Conference (Day One)

Labor-Management Collaboration Conference (Day One)
February 15, 2011

Advancing Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration

Good afternoon. Let me begin by saluting all of you for your commitment in coming here today. I know expectations are high.

And I know it takes courage and conviction to publicly commit to working together with groups that are sometimes portrayed as adversaries, rather than as allies.

February 14, 2011

Leaders from 40 States Representing More Than 1 Million African American Students Expected to Participate in U.S. Department of Education’s National Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration in Denver, Colorado

The U.S. Department of Education has selected 150 school districts from among the 245 applications it received to participate in its upcoming conference on labor-management collaboration Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 15-16, in Denver, Colo.

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