April 2013

April 30, 2013

Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation

I'm going to talk at some length today about some of the current controversies over standardized testing and the purposes of assessment. But I want to preface those remarks by saying how much I value compelling education research. The truth is that today educators and policymakers still have a large unmet need for relevant research.

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April 29, 2013

Opening Statement, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan--Release of NIEER's "The State of Preschool 2012" Yearbook

Secretary Sebelius has been a great advocate for children and a fantastic partner with ED in our work together on early learning. I can't thank her enough for stepping up to do the right thing for children.

It's good to be back at the release of NIEER's annual state of preschool yearbook--though to be frank, I wish this year's analysis had more good news to report.

April 17, 2013

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2014 Budget Request

Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I'm pleased to be here today to talk with you about President Obama's priorities and plans for the Department of Education.

I'm happy we were able to submit the President's 2014 Budget to the Congress last week, and to have this opportunity to talk with you today about some of the President's major proposals.

April 15, 2013

Value Choices: Investing in High-Quality Preschool

It's a pleasure to be here and to participate in the launch of the state's new Early Childhood strategic plan

My friend Governor Markell has been an amazing partner and an extraordinary leader for children in Delaware. And Delaware is helping lead the nation where we need to go through its Race to the Top program and its Race to the Top-Early Learning challenge reforms.

April 11, 2013

Testimony of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2014 Budget Request

Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I'm pleased to be here today to talk with you about President Obama's priorities and plans for the Department of Education.

April 3, 2013

The Tennessee Way: Lessons for the Nation

Greetings to Senators Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. And to Dr. Cheek and other education leaders from around the state, thank you for having me here today.

I'm honored to be a part of the Distinguished Baker Lecture series. And I am thrilled to have this opportunity to talk about how Tennessee is helping to lead the nation to where we need to go in education.

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