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December 8, 2011

Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan in Support of NEA's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's Report on Teacher Effectiveness

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's report on teacher effectiveness:

December 7, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Honors National Board Certified Teacher Leaders During Day-Long Celebration

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes and Obama Administration leaders today at the White House to congratulate the newest class of National Board Certified teachers and engage in a discussion with them on transforming the teaching profession.

September 27, 2011

Significant Pay Gap for Teachers in Schools Serving More Latino and African-American Students, According to New U.S. Department of Education Data

WASHINGTON – The Department of Education today released new data showing that in school districts around the country, teachers at schools with more Latino and African American enrollment are paid $2,500 less on average than teachers in the district as a whole.

September 22, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $13 Million for Transition to Teaching Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $12.8 million for 30 teacher training projects through the Transition to Teaching Program. The program supports efforts to recruit mid-career professionals and recent graduates with degrees outside of education and then help these recruits become teachers through alternative certification routes.

September 13, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Awards 42 Grants Totaling $14.8 Million to Support Teacher Training and Improve Classroom Instruction for English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of 42 National Professional Development program grants totaling $14.8 million to support professional development activities designed to improve classroom instruction for English Learners (ELs).

August 1, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Highlight Rural Education Throughout August

Many rural schools begin welcoming students back for the new academic year this month and the U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will hold events and engage in outreach efforts throughout August to help promote the strengths, opportunities, and challenges in rural education.

August 1, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan Announces 16 Teachers Selected for Teaching Ambassador Fellowships

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of 16 teachers selected to be Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2011-12 school year. Five teachers will become full-time employees at Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. while 11 will remain in their classrooms and participate on a part-time basis.

June 6, 2011

U.S. Department of Education and Asia Society Release Report from International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Showcase Lessons from Around the World

The U.S. Department of Education and Asia Society released a report today entitled, “Improving Teacher Quality Around the World: The International Summit on the Teaching Profession,” addressing lessons shared during the two-day event held in New York City in March.

May 3, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Visits Randolph Elementary School in Arlington, Va. to Kick Off Teacher Appreciation Day

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a morning visit today to Randolph Elementary School in Arlington, Va. The school day had yet to begin when Duncan surprised the Randolph staff at a Staff Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the Randolph Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

April 29, 2011

President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden to Honor Teachers of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, President Obama will honor the 2011 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year, thanking them for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom. The President believes that the education of our children is critical to our nation’s success as we compete in a 21st century global economy.

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