March 15, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan vowed Tuesday to abolish the so-called "2 percent rule" that obscures an accurate portrait of the academic needs of America's students with disabilities.
In prepared remarks to the American Association of People with Disabilities gala in...
March 14, 2011
Two years ago, I came to Washington with one goal-- to give every single child in America the very best education possible.
While I was optimistic about what we could accomplish, I never imagined we would be where we are today.
Over the last two years, we have seen more...
March 14, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give brief opening remarks at the annual gala for Everybody Wins! at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the importance of developing reading skills and the value of mentoring students. Everybody Wins! is a non-...
March 10, 2011
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed priorities for the Promise Neighborhoods program. The competitive grants provide funds to design comprehensive approaches for addressing the education and developmental needs of...
March 9, 2011
Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Miller, and Members of the Committee:
Thank you for this opportunity to come here today and talk about President Obama's education agenda.
Last week I spoke before the Senate Budget Committee and emphasized our administration's dual commitments...
March 9, 2011
Education Secretary Arne Duncan told Congress today that his department estimates that 82 percent of America's schools could fail to meet education goals set by No Child Left Behind this year. Duncan urged Congress to fix the law before the next school year begins so that the schools and...
March 8, 2011
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the need to fix No Child Left Behind during his testimony before the full House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The hearing, “The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education,” will be held in...
March 3, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement regarding the Supporting State Systems of Early Learning Act introduced by Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania:
“Today, Sen. Bob Casey introduced the Supporting State Systems of Early Learning...
March 2, 2011
When the World Bank was founded in 1944, much of Europe, Russia, and Japan lay in ruin.
Today, the world is no longer recovering from a tragic global war. Yet the international community faces a crisis of a different sort, the global economic crunch. And education--then and now--is the...
March 1, 2011
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a press conference with U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and other moderate Democrats at 9:15 a.m. on March 2 to outline specific goals for education reform. In addition to Sens. Hagan and Bennet, who have teamed up to lead...