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Some states skeptical of 'Race to Top'

Some states skeptical of 'Race to Top'

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Some U.S. states are skeptical about applying for the Obama administration's second round of grant money for improving schools, officials said.

Duncan: Ban low-grad teams from NCAA

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- College basketball teams with low graduation rates should be banned from the NCAA Tournament, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

Schools to be H1N1 vaccination centers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Children who have parental approval will be vaccinated for swine flu at their schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday.

Obama criticizes Calif. school law

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama warned California it could lose billions of dollars in federal education aid unless it uses test scores to judge teacher performance.
Duncan says rigorous testing key to future

Duncan says rigorous testing key to future

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says $350 million will be used to create rigorous testing intended to improve the nation's educational system.
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President Barack Obama signs the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in the Oval Office on August 10. 2010 in Washington, DC. (L-R): Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman House Appropriations Committee David Obey(D-WI), Rep. Chellie Pingree(D-ME), Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer, and teachers Amanda Van Ness from Toledo, Ohio, Shannon Lewis from Romney West Virginia and Rachel Martin from Richton Park, Illinois. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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