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December 7, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at OECD's Release of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 Results

Since the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) first implemented PISA in 2000, it has mushroomed to 60 countries and five non-national entities, such as Shanghai.

December 7, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Issues Statement on the Results of the Program for International Student Assessment

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2009 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development:

November 30, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Release of America’s Promise Alliance Report, “Building A Grad Nation”

Speaker deviated at points from prepared remarks:

The new “Building a Grad Nation” report ought to be required reading for those who believe that the high school dropout problem is too intractable to successfully take on.

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November 30, 2010

Highest Percentage of Turnaround Funds Are Going To High Schools

As the recently released "Building a Grad Nation" report provides a renewed call to action to address high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that of the more than 700 schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) to implement one of the four turnaround models this year, 48 percent are high schools.

November 18, 2010

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on NAEP Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results, which the National Center for Education Statistics released today:

Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Luncheon

Secretary Arne Duncan honored the nation's 314 Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010 at a
November 16, 2010

Education Secretary Celebrates Top Schools and Their Leaders at 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes today honored 314 schools as the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The History and Hope of Promise Neighborhoods

Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, talk about Promise Neighborh
November 9, 2010

The Digital Transformation in Education: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's remarks at the State Educational Technology Directors Association Education Forum

It's my pleasure to be here today to release the final version of the National Education Technology Plan.

This plan is the product of wide-ranging consultation and almost two years of hard work.

Our team at the Department of Education sought input from teachers, students, and others. Thousands of people contributed in one way or another.

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