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Keeping Students’ Skills Sharp Over Summer Vacation

AreYouMyRik? / FLICKR Ah, the summer slide. It’s not your child’s playground agenda during their school vacation– it’s a term used for the regression of students’ skills over their scholastic summer breaks. School summer vacations typically leave U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan a little bit baffled. “Students and teachers work so hard, get to [...]

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Touts Cleveland Plan, Learns to Plant Beans

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in Ohio today to talk about education reform efforts and meet with area superintendents. He used his visit to Cleveland to tout efforts to turn around the failing district, known as the Cleveland Plan. Duncan’s first stop was a preschool classroom at Anton Grdina elementary school, where he [...]

Former Ohio Schools Chief Deb Delisle Confirmed as Top U.S. Department of Education Official

Former Ohio superintendent of public instruction Deb Delisle has been confirmed as the federal Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. The U.S. Senate confirmed Delisle yesterday along with about 20 other federal appointees. Delisle served as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008 to 2011. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher and later [...]

Why Obama’s Budget Includes $8 Billion for a “Community College to Career Fund”

President Obama released his 2013 federal budget today. Well, that budget includes $69.8 billion in education investments. In a call with reporters this afternoon, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke briefly, and broadly about where 8 billion of those dollars would go – into the Community College to Career Fund. Duncan [...]

Former Ohio Schools Chief Deb Delisle Explains What Ohio Can Teach the Nation

If approved by the Senate, Deborah Delisle will start work at the U.S. Department of Education.

Deborah Delisle started out as an elementary school teacher and later moved on to serve as superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district in Northeastern Ohio. From there she went on to lead Ohio’s Department of Education. Delisle served as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008 to 2011. Now she’s heading to Washington, [...]

Q & A: Arne Duncan Answers Your Questions From His Tour Bus

Arne Duncan's bus for his Midwest "Education and the Economy" tour, from which he called us to answer some more questions about education.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his senior staff were in Ohio this week as part of the department’s back-to-school bus tour. They held several meetings in Cleveland and Toledo over the course of two days. After a visit to a Cleveland high school, Duncan spoke with StateImpact Ohio from his tour bus. (Read [...]

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