The U.S. Department of Education investigates systemic racial discrimination in Pinellas County Schools. Federal education officials had previously criticized the district for its five failing predominantly Black elementary schools.
Former Sec. of Education Arne Duncan takes new job in Chicago to help high school dropouts. He plans to create a program to teach them job skills to escape gang life.
Several Republicans joined Democrats to confirm John King for education secretary. King's main task is implementing the sweeping new education law.
A Senate committee approved John King for education secretary. He awaits a confirmation vote from the full Senate.
An Inspector General report says the Education Department misled the public about the misdeeds of student loan companies. Lawmakers are outraged over the mistreatment of military service members.
VIA WJLA: WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is marking the 46th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington a few days early with students from the Washington area. Duncan joined Tuesday with students and organizers working to build a memorial to King on the National Mall. At the memorial site, […]
VIA MSNBC: Republican will join education secretary, Sharpton on three-city ‘hope’ tour WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is joining forces with two unlikely allies, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to push cities to fix failing schools. The trio will visit Philadelphia, New Orleans and Baltimore later this year. […]