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Posts Tagged with: Arne Duncan

February 22nd, 2013

The Silverback Team The Washington Post reports that “…schools across the country are sending out pink slips as they brace for the possibility of deep federal budget cuts that could take effect next week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday.” Read the whole story here http://wapo.st/Wfmrgr  

February 20th, 2013

Michele McNeil, EdWeek This was posted on EdWeek’s K12 Blog on February 19, 2013. Our take-home on the findings from the Equity and Excellence Commission’s report is simply that without the support of those who govern at the federal, state and local levels many of the recommendations found within will be difficult or even impossible to enact. Consistent funding, a belief in the long-term designs of the programs enacted, and trusting those who educate our young to…   Read…

February 11th, 2013

By: Motoko Rich This article by education reporter Motoko Rich was first published in the online edition of the New York Times on February 9, 2013. As educators we are following this story closely. How should the federal government hold states accountable for students’ academic progress? Should the federal government set education parameters for the states or should states have more flexibility to determine their own standards? As Congress contemplates rewriting No Child Left Behind, President…   Read…

February 8th, 2013

By Cameron Brenchley, U.S. Dept. of Education Arne Duncan testified yesterday in a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on ESEA flexibility. States and their schools are breaking free from the restrictions of No Child Left Behind and pursuing new and better ways to prepare and protect all students, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a Senate committee Thursday. In a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Duncan…   Read…

December 12th, 2012

The SIlverback Team   Congratulations to the winners, the finalists and to all the schools who applied for RTTT-D. We at Silverback Learning Solutions applaud you for your dedication to improving student achievement through personalized learning and educator effectiveness!   Education Department Announces 16 Winners of Race to the Top-District Competition The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 16 applicants—representing 55 school districts across 11 states and D.C.—have won the 2012 Race to the…   Read…