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Education and the State of Our Union

Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.

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Video | National Gay-Straight Alliance Day Message from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken many steps to ensure that all students are safe and healthy and can learn in environments free from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

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Google's Chromebooks Making Big School Push

Google announce that hundreds of schools in 41 states across the United States are using its Chromebooks in one or more classrooms.

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Oprah a 'Proud Momma' As First Academy Students Graduate

Surrounded by the white-clad students of her all-girls academy, Oprah Winfrey is glowing with pride.

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Opinion: Is the Secret to Finnish Schools Finns or Is There Something for America to Learn?

When shown successful school reform models elsewhere in the world, politicians and educators alike often scoff that there are no lessons for America.

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Council Finds States Weakening Teacher Tenure

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

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Ex-Ohio Schools Superintendent Nominated to be Assistant Secretary in US Education Department

Ohio's former public schools superintendent is up for a high-level position in the U.S. Department of Education.

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My View: Education Reform Based on School Choice

For a moment, try to envision an America where, regardless of how much money you make or where you live, the government empowered you - even encouraged you - to send your children to better schools.

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USDA Sets Guidelines for Healthier School Meals

School meals for millions of children will be healthier under obesity-fighting U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards unveiled on Wednesday that double the amount of fruits and vegetables in cafeteria lunches - but won't pull French fries from the menu.

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Two Macomb Mich. Districts Prepare for All-Day Kindergarten

Two Macomb County public school districts plan to offer all-day kindergarten in the fall, officials said Tuesday.

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