Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on a tentative agreement regarding a new contract between the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Washington Teachers Union.
"Jaime Escalante's extraordinary life and work is a testament to the importance of great teaching. He refused to offer excuses or lower his expectations for disadvantaged students, and he transformed their lives. Too often, great teachers are unsung heroes.
Education Secretary Duncan Announces New Teacher Quality Grants Aimed at Improving Student Academic Success
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $99.8 million for 12 new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grants that aim to raise student achievement by improving instruction in our nation's schools.
Preparing the Teachers and School Leaders of Tomorrow: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference
Thank you. I want to talk to you today about a paradox that can handcuff efforts at education reform. The paradox is this: Everyone in this hall would agree that great teachers and principals hold the key to America's children getting a first-rate educationnothing is more important.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Says Colleges of Education Must Improve for Reforms to Succeed
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called for America’s colleges of education to dramatically change how they prepare the next generation of teachers so that they are ready to prepare their future students for success in college and careers.
It's an honor and pleasure to be here at Columbia Teachers Collegethe oldest, largest, and most storied graduate school of education in the United States. Here in this citadel of teacher preparation, where giants like John Dewey played such a formative role, I've come to speak to you today about the need for a sea-change in our schools of education.
Secretary of Education Delivers a Call to Teach from Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at University of Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today told students from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education that they are answering a call that is as important as any career available to them now and in the future.
It is a great honor and thrill to be here speaking to you today at the University of Virginia, at the university that Thomas Jefferson founded and in the famous Rotunda that Jefferson designed.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $43 million for 28 new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grants to improve instruction in struggling schools. These grants will be used to reform traditional university teacher preparation and teacher residency programs.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 13 teachers have been selected as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for 2009-2010. Three fellows will become full-time U.S. Department of Education employees for one year. Ten will participate part-time while remaining in their classrooms throughout the school year.