Today the Department of Education announced that it has selected 150 school districts from among the 245 applications it received to participate in its upcoming conference on labor-management collaboration Feb 15-16 in Denver, Colo.
Last week was a big week – for the Department, and for education reform as a whole.
Both Secretary Duncan and President Obama were featured on NBC’s Education Nation Summit, with Secretary Duncan launching the TEACH Campaign, live, from NBC’s Rockefeller Center.
Also last week, we announced two grants that I’m especially excited about: Smaller Learning Communities and the High School Graduation Initiative. Combined, the Department awarded nearly $100 million to improve academic performance and support dropout prevention and re-engagement efforts in states and districts across the country.
Thinking Beyond Silver Bullets: Remarks of Secretary Arne Duncan at the Building Blocks for Education: Whole System Reform Conference in Toronto
I am delighted to be here today and to participate in this conference. There is so much that the United States has to learn from nations with high-performing education systems. And there is much that America can share from its experience to the mutual benefit of nations confronting similar educational challenges.
Duncan Hosts Meeting with Rural School Superintendents As He Continues to Seek Input on Education Reform
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met today with a group of rural school superintendents from nine states to listen and learn about their needs and to discuss ways the Education Department can be a partner in helping to find solutions to their educational challenges.