U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Minnesota on Tuesday and called the state a model for others. He announced that the White House has named Minneapolis a “Promise Zone.” That means the city can get a leg up on the competition when applying for federal grants that create jobs and help close the achievement gap.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Twin Cities. He joined Chad to discuss the reason for his visit.
The U.S. Secretary of Education today praised Minnesota’s new early learning programs and made a pitch to take them nationwide. Secretary Arne Duncan visited a suburban pre-school Tuesday morning, and later held a town hall meeting, calling early education “the best investment” a state can make.
Minnesota is getting a visit from the nation’s education chief as he makes a pitch for expanded government spending on early childhood learning programs.
Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.
WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello certainly had a whirlwind couple of days in Washington, D.C. That’s right, when the White House invites you for a visit, they sure keep you busy.
Minnesota will resubmit its bid to get out of some federal No Child Left Behind requirements after President Barack Obama outlined a plan Friday to grant states waivers from the Bush-era education policy.
In response to questions from a Minnesota congressman, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he has the legal authority to grant waivers to the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.
More Minnesota schools may get a pass on some mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants Congress to move faster in overhauling the nation’s K-12 education law. He toured Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School in St. Paul Tuesday.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has arrived at a high-achieving elementary school in St. Paul.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Minnesota this week to talk about the planned overhaul of the nation’s most important education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Less than a week after U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan scolded Minnesota for not having more ways for talented people to become teachers, the state House committee approved a bill that would do just that.
Minnesota can do more to shrink the achievement gap between its white students and poor, racial minorities, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said during a speech in Minneapolis on Friday.
Two Republican members of Congress from Minnesota are visiting elementary schools in their districts on Friday.