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Graduation Rates Rise, But Do Diplomas Have Value?

Goal of being college and career ready appears to be elusive

High school graduation rates have reached 82%, but graduates continue to score low on college…

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John King Jr. Ready to Succeed Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education

He’s optimistic about ESSA and the power of school to help kids in need

Jan.1, John King assumes the role of Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, succeeding…

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record High

Gaps continue to narrow for underserved students

The U.S. high school graduation rate has set a new record for the fourth year…

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Every Student Succeeds Act Becomes Law

New bill shows promise, but can states be trusted?

The House and Senate have passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, and President Obama has…

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Arne Duncan: 7 Steps Toward More Inclusive Campus Environments

Campus leaders lay out solutions to foster supportive educational environments

This month, we convened campus leaders from around the country — presidents, faculty, legal experts,…

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Obama Administration to Hold Accreditors Accountable

Demands greater transparency of college “watchdogs”

The Obama administration plans to announce executive actions that will lead to greater transparency, accountability,…

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Throwing Good Money After Bad Schools

School Improvement Grants program not the success it was expected to be

The Obama administration hoped to turn around the lowest performing 5,000 schools in the nation…

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On the Move: Arne Duncan’s Former Senior Advisor Joins College Board

Ericka Miller becomes organization's new chief of membership, governance and higher education

The College Board announces Ericka Miller as its new Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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Arne Duncan Proposes Investing in Education, Not Prisons

U.S. Education Secretary urges bold steps at National Press Club

In a speech to the National Press Club, Education Secretary Arne Duncan proposes a fresh…

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

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Pell Grants for Prisoners

President Obama makes way for prison inmates to pay for school

Congress banned the use of Pell grants by prisoners in 1994. But Democrats in the…

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George Cooper, Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, Dies

'His legacy will live on for generations,' some say

George Cooper, executive director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, has died. He is a…

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Bipartisan Rewrite of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Passes Senate

But civil rights groups say the bill is ‘not acceptable’

The Senate passes a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, but whether President Obama…

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Updating No Child Left Behind

Unconscionable gaps between the underserved and all other students

The White House will not support bills to replace NCLB from either the House or…

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Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Provide Greater Education Services to Incarcerated Youth

Department of Justice and Department of Education to improve educational opportunities for incarcerated youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announce plans to improve educational…

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Kevin Hart gave the MVP award to Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- but not before promoting his latest film, 'About Last Night.'

Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP

Duncan scored 20 points

Hart said he had to be a “humble loser”

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Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools?

Grading Obama's handling of the education crisis, including an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

This week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill, features…

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