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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.