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Tag Archives: Arne Duncan

White House releases details of student debt relief plan

White House releases details of student debt relief plan

A conference call with reporters Wednesday revealed more details about the Obama administration’s plan to roll out a program for student debt relief....

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October 27, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics
Hearing on state of charter schools exemplifies divisiveness of issue

Hearing on state of charter schools exemplifies divisiveness of issue

The House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a June 1 hearing on the state of charter schools in America. The testimony and series of questions and answers spanned nearly three hours, covering topics like charter school...

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June 6, 2011 Education, Top Stories

New education report chastises U.S. for not studying international models

A new report (PDF) from the National Center on Education and the Economy has concluded the U.S. is not proactive enough in adopting successful education models from abroad....

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May 29, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics
Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

While Gov. Bill Ritter navigates the media storm set in motion by the surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2010, Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien is busy wrapping up the Colorado application to win K-12 school funding...

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January 6, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Race to the Top fails to redirect stream of bad teachers sent to low-income schools

Race to the Top fails to redirect stream of bad teachers sent to low-income schools

A recent New York Times editorial points out that Race to the Top—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s $4.3 billion tool for reform—has failed to […]...

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November 18, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Charter school supporters sound warnings over union win in Denver schools

Charter school supporters sound warnings over union win in Denver schools

Even as charter school supporters swept the Douglas County School Board election Tuesday, charter school advocates were losing power in the Denver Public School Board […]...

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November 4, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Gates Foundation funds made available for state Race to the Top application

Gates Foundation funds made available for state Race to the Top application

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it will open up its offer of financial help with the Race to the Top application […]...

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October 30, 2009 Blog, Education
Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Dwight Jones, Colorado’s Commissioner of Education, is on a 14-city race himself right now, in order to seek support from local school districts for the […]...

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October 26, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Colorado charter school gone bad

Colorado charter school gone bad

Everybody loves charter schools these days, from the Gates Foundation to researchers. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan likes charter schools so much he has made […]...

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September 28, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Yet another study suggests overhauling Colo. teacher evaluation

Yet another study suggests overhauling Colo. teacher evaluation

If Colorado doesn’t win Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s Race to the Top, it won’t be for lack of studies. Last week, yet another “How Colorado […]...

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September 21, 2009 Blog

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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