Arne Duncan: 'President Obama's Competitiveness Shined Through On Pickup Court'The Former Secretary of Education broke down the pickup basketball game of President Obama and a pair of NBA greats.
Good Question: What Second Language Should Our Children Learn?Language immersion programs have been growing in Minnesota as more and more parents want their kids to learn another language. There were fewer than 30 programs in the state just ten years ago, and now there are more than 70.
With 'Promise Zone' Designation, Another Push For Universal Pre-KU.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.
U.S. Secretary Of Education Praises MN Early Learning ProgramsThe 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.
US Ed Chief Headed To Minn. For Preschool Pitch 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.
Minn.: 1 Of 9 States To Win Learning GrantNine 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.
Amelia Talks College Student Loans With Obama OfficialsWCCO-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.
Minn. To Aim For Waiver To No Child Left BehindMinnesota 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.
Duncan Responds To Questions About Waiver PlanIn 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.
Minn. May Seek No Child Left Behind WaiversMore Minnesota schools may get a pass on some mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.
U.S. Education Secretary Visits St. Paul Elementary SchoolU.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 Visits St. Paul School Education Secretary Arne Duncan has arrived at a high-achieving elementary school in St. Paul.
Ed. Sec. To Discuss Education Reform In St. PaulU.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.
House Group Approves New Ways To License TeachersLess 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.
Education Secretary: Minnesota Can Do BetterMinnesota 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.