Arne Duncan launches plan to address inequities in education
Stating that “teachers and principals are not the problem,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took to the podium at the White House today to unveil a national initiative aimed at addressing “systematic inequities” that shortchange some schools and disproportionately affect students in high-poverty, high-minority areas. While Duncan called teachers and principals “absolutely essential elements of...
By LA School Report | July 7, 2014
Duncan Rejects Waiver Request
In a letter to the California Board of Education, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan rejected California’s request to be exempted from certain No Child Left Behind requirements because he didn’t feel California was willing to take on rigorous enough reforms. Read the full letter below: Arne Duncan’s Letter Rejecting California’s NCLB Waiver Request
By Samantha Oltman | January 7, 2013