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As his policy carrots and sticks dwindle, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pledges to be a supportive partner to states in taking on education overhauls.
September 12, 2014 - Education Week
A state supreme court's order means legislators must produce a plan to substantially boost education aid in their 2015 session or face penalties.
September 12, 2014 - Education Week
A new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will seek to elevate the national conversation over education policy.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Stark policy differences over issues such as the common core and education funding add heat to a handful of competitive campaigns that could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Monday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.
September 9, 2014 - AP
Accusations of federal overreach fly as Oklahoma has its NCLB waiver renewal denied, while a lawsuit by Louisiana's governor says states were coerced into adopting the common core.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Education Week's Lauren Camera, of the Politics K-12 blog, will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his annual back-to-school bus tour. See the latest updates from the road.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week
Tensions continue to flare in the protracted legal battle over school funding in Washington, which has pitted the state's highest court against the legislature for more than two years.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week
Gov. Jerry Brown has appealed the Vergara v. California ruling that found the state's teacher-tenure and -dismissal laws unfairly saddle disadvantaged students with weaker teachers.
September 2, 2014 - AP
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
August 27, 2014 - AP

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