Arne Duncan

New Ad Campaign Urges A Ban On Calling Girls 'Bossy'What goes through your mind when you hear the word “bossy?” A new campaign featuring Beyonce and Jennifer Garner said the label is holding girls back.
Parents Opposed To Common Core Stage Nationwide ProtestCommon Core requires students to think more critically about concepts rather than just understand how to get a correct answer. Opponents of the program say Common Core is too rigid.
Schools Across Tri-State Area Get National RecognitionDozens of schools in the Tri-State area are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Report: Later School Day Start Could Benefit StudentsA later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As ExpectedParents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
Federal Funding Made Available For School Security Post Sandy HookGov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly's response to the Newtown shooting.
Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes EffectAirport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In DanburyVice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The DisabledA groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.
New Dorp H.S. Teachers, Students Came To Each Others' Rescue After SandyAfter superstorm Sandy, New Dorp High School on Staten Island became a place of salvation and on Thursday, the students shared their stories with the nation's top education official.
Pilot Program To Expand Class Time At Some Schools In NY, Conn.The three-year pilot program is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.
Some Schools In New York, Connecticut To Lengthen Class TimeNew York and Connecticut are among five states set to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools beginning next year.