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October 20, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit San Francisco, Spotlighting Economic Value of a Quality Education for All

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to San Francisco for events Monday and Tuesday aimed at spotlighting the economic benefits to America of developing excellence in education – from cradle to career.

August 6, 2013

Obama Administration Approves NCLB Waiver Request for California CORE Districts

The Obama administration today approved eight California school districts (Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Francisco Unified, Sanger Unified, and Santa Ana Unified) for a one year district waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), in exchange for locally developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. These eight districts submitted a joint request for waivers as part of the California Office to Reform Education (CORE).

September 11, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Technology in Education at Lead Symposium 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and several senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education will be in the area on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to engage in a number of discussions on the role of technology in the classroom and the link between education and the economy.

September 10, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education and Senior Officials to Visit College of San Mateo and Google Campus to Discuss Stem Education and Jobs

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and several senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education will be in the area on Monday, Sept. 10, to engage in a number of discussions on the role of technology in the classroom and the link between education and the economy.

September 08, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Sequoia High School with the John Lennon Educational Bus Saturday

U.S. Department of Education Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator will visit Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which engages students in music, storytelling, video production, and journalism. Sequoia students will produce a “Promise of Tomorrow” themed music video that will be aired on Wednesday, Sept.

October 11, 2011

Education Department Announces Resolution of Civil Rights Investigation of Los Angeles Unified School District

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the successful resolution of the first proactive civil rights enforcement action taken by the Department of Education under the Obama Administration..

September 4, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Kick Off “Education Drives America” 2012 Cross-Country Back-To-School Bus Tour in Silicon Valley

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Redwood City, Calif., with a visit to Sequoia High School.

September 4, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Sacramento, Calif., as Part of 2012 Cross-Country Back-To-School Bus Tour Promoting Education

As a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Sacramento, Calif., where he will meet with educators and elected officials for a discussion on school reform.

April 30, 2012

California to Receive $63 Million to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $63 million to continue the work of turning around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

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