Post Tagged with: "Arne Duncan"

Free School Lunch Program to be Available in All High-Poverty Areas

Free School Lunch Program to be Available in All High-Poverty Areas

POLITICO Pro has reported that the Agriculture Department is expanding availability of the Community Eligibility Provision, a program allowing all school districts in high-poverty areas to offer free lunch and breakfast to students without the requirement of families submitting applications. This is intended to improve child nutrition and reduce administrative costs.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Education Secretary Arne […]

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A Back-to-School Conversation with Teachers and School Leaders

Originally appeared on Homeroom.  As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern that has come up often in many conversations with teachers and families, and which deserves an answer. First, the thanks. America’s students have posted some unprecedented […]

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Teachers Unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

LOS ANGELES–The American Federation of Teachers’ convention has a blunt message for Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan:  You flunk the test of helping the nation’s schools and kids, so leave. And they’re not the first to tell the former Chicago Public Schools CEO to go: Earlier in July, at its own convention in Denver, National Education Association delegates sent the […]

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NEA Calls for Secretary Duncan’s Resignation

By Liana Heitin and Stephen Sawchuk Denver Delegates to the National Education Association’s annual convention passed a new business item July 4 calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign. The surprising move comes on the heels of union anger over moves across the United States to revise due-process protections, tenure, and seniority—some of which have been supported […]

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Standardized Teacher Training Initiatives Re-Emerge

The Obama Administration formally announced an initiative to improve teacher trainings across the U.S. on Friday morning. The initiative was previously introduced by Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2012, but is now being drafted for implementation within the next year. The program hopes to track teacher’s progress in the workforce in order to determine the most effective teacher preparation programs […]

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AFSA Attends School Privacy Zone Summit

AFSA Attends School Privacy Zone Summit

On Monday, February 24, 2014 AFSA attended a one day School Privacy Zone Summit: Protecting Student Data from the Classroom to the Cloud, hosted by Common Sense Media and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. As more schools and students use education technology inside and outside of the classroom, there are massive amounts of personal student data that is collected. The […]

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Strong Start for America’s Children Act is Announced Calling for an Increase in Early Learning Opportunities

On Wednesday, November 13th Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Representative George Miller (D-CA) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced bi-partisan legislation, which AFSA has officially endorsed, to improve the access and affordability of high-quality learning programs. The act would make early education a reality for nearly 20 million low and moderate income children who desperately need access to early learning services. AFSA […]

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