Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today praised the National Education Association for its effort to improve the quality of the education workforce and challenged the union to reevaluate some of its policies on compensating teachers and offering them job protections.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls Texas High School Teacher Kyle Brenner to Discuss Post on Department's "Listening and Learning Tour" Blog
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today called Kyle Brenner, a world history teacher and debate coach at Princeton High School in Princeton, Texas to discuss comments Brenner recently posted on the U.S. Department of Education's Listening & Learning Tour blog at http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/listening-tour/.
Providing further evidence of the tremendous opportunity to use technology to improve teaching and learning, the U.S. Department of Education today released an analysis of controlled studies comparing online and face-to-face instruction.
Professional Development Programs in Seven States Awarded Nearly $3.8 Million to Improve Indian Education
Education programs in seven states—Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota—have been selected to receive nearly $3.8 million to provide training programs to recruit and graduate new American Indian teachers and school administrators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.8 Million in Transition to Teaching Grants, Bringing New Teachers to Schools Needing Them Most
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a total of $6,857,548 to 14 teacher training programs through the department's Transition to Teaching program. The program supports efforts to recruit mid-career professionals and recent college graduates with degrees in areas other than education and then to help these recruits become teachers through alternative certification methods.
Four of the U.S. Department of Education's Classroom Teaching Ambassadors from Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have launched a new effort, the New England Regional Teacher Leadership Initiative, to help teachers have a voice in education policy development.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as senior advisor to the department, where he will conduct outreach to teachers and teacher organizations.
The U.S. Department of Education posted on-line state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to release a significant share of the $100 billion in funding in time to avert teacher layoffs.