Is California’s "Firewall" Penetrable?

July 29, 2009 | Blog

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell countered criticism by Education Secretary Arne Duncan about a state law restricting the…

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Obama’s Firewall

July 24, 2009 | Blog

Michele McNeil at Education Week‘s Politics K-12 blog reports that President Obama himself approved the Race To The Top provision…

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Student Learning and Teacher Performance

July 24, 2009 | Blog

Corrected President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan have drawn a clear line in the sand with regard to evaluating teacher…

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Duncan Speaks

July 2, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today delivered a major speech on the Obama Administration’s teacher quality priorities before the National…

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Duncan Appoints College Access Assistant

March 30, 2009 | Blog

Alexander Russo reports on This Week in Education (“USDE: “Another Windy City Pick For Duncan”) that Greg Darnieder, former head…

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Duncan To Sanford: "Stuff It"

March 27, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to find a way (as reported in USA Today) to get education-related stimulus dollars…

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March 5, 2009 | Blog

Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong. WRONG: I didn’t accurately call the selection of Arne…

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Duncan’s Team

February 21, 2009 | Blog

Linda Darling-Hammond may not be joining Team Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education (TWIE/Politics K-12), but Jo Anderson is…

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Things Are Looking Up

January 15, 2009 | Blog

Well, sort of. In my family, not so much — we’ve all been knocked out by various colds, pneumonia, ear…

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Denver’s Bennet Scores A Senate Seat

January 3, 2009 | Blog

While Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet may have been bypassed by Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan in the…

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