September 30, 2013
In what seems to have become an annual ritual, I'm here again today to report on the state of education in America. What I can tell you after nearly five years in Washington is that the public narrative that you hear inside the Beltway and online doesn't reflect the reality I see in classrooms and schools all across America.
July 30, 2013
Thanks, Mike, for the kind introduction. It's a pleasure to join all of you.
The theme of this leadership conference—"building bridges"—is fitting.
Today, I'd like to talk with you about how the Administration and the Department of Education are continuing to support education reform and success for all students in the second term.
July 19, 2013Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Duncan on House ESEA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 5"America's families, students and teachers deserve an education law that advances progress for all students—especially our most vulnerable children. The bill that the House passed today is not that law.
December 6, 2012
As I listened to [IDB] President Moreno's remarks, I was struck not by how different the U.S. education system is but rather by how many educational challenges the U.S. shares with Latin America and Caribbean nations.
October 4, 2012U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement to Discuss Education Reform at Ohio Innovation Summit
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will facilitate a discussion on school reform at 1:45 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 5, in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
April 30, 2012
Thank you, Mark.
Good morning and welcome to Washington, delegates.
This is the third Mom Congress, and I've been honored to be at all three of them. I'm even more honored to have partners like you working across America to support education.
April 2, 2012Prepared Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Report, "Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009-10"
Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks
I'm delighted to be back in a school, and have the chance to talk to students, teachers, and parents. I loved hearing the Miner Glee Club. What a great, arts-infused school!
February 29, 201226 More States and D.C. Seek Flexibility from NCLB to Drive Education Reforms in Second Round of Requests
Twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia have formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind. This adds to the 11 states that the Obama Administration announced earlier this month had developed and agreed to implement bold education reforms in exchange for relief from burdensome federal mandates.
January 20, 2012
This page provides access to ESEA Flexibility Requests submitted by states, and other related documents.
September 27, 2011Technical Assistance Documents Accountability Addendum to ESEA Flexibility Request [MS Word, 1.8M] and Sample Addendum [PDF, 643K]