Posts Tagged ‘Arne Duncan’

Common Core standards documentary ‘Building the Machine’ debuts

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CHICAGO – If there is one issue the left and right seem to agree on, it is their mutual dislike of Common Core. In 2009, when the program was first introduced as part of the $3.5 billion federal education grant program called “Race to the Top,” states desperate for education dollars bought in wholeheartedly, many without understanding exactly what they had joined.

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Second largest California school district pays teachers for not teaching

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SAN DIEGO – Even as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pursue his back-to-the-past education policies — de-emphasizing testing and metrics, and pushing local control — we’re seeing fresh reminders that the state of California and the federal government really don’t have the control over local school districts that Brown’s rhetoric suggests.      Read More »

Two Texas charter schools among this year’s Race to the Top winners

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By Ben Velderman
EAGnews.org

AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan probably wasn’t expecting many Christmas cards from teacher union leaders, but he may not get any at all after this week’s announcement that two Texas charter schools were among this year’s federal Race to the Top winners.
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