Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins Alex Wagner and the NOW panelists to discuss universal pre-k, President Obama’s initiative aimed at connecting 99% of U.S. students to the Internet within five years, and head start cuts from the sequester.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Monday he had made inaccurate comments about teachers losing their jobs due to mandatory budget cuts and that he had been trying to point out the dire effects spending reductions would have on schools. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By waiving certain requirements in the education law known as No Child Left Behind, the U.S. government has been able to send some states an additional $2.8 billion in total for schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said at a Senate hearing on Thursday. Full story
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduation rates at high schools have improved to their highest level in nearly 40 years, driven by a surge in the percentage of Hispanic students earning diplomas, a government study released on Tuesday showed. Full story
After Paul Ryan connected the bad refs in Monday's Packers/Seahawks game to President Barack Obama, the NOW w/ Alex panel looks into the parallels between the NFL's bad referee problem and the problems at play in our nation now.
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 09: Minister Elnor Brown hold up a funeral program outside the Greater Harvest M.B. Church during the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton on February 9, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. Hadiya was killed on January 29, when a gunman opened fire on her and some friends while th
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addresses the March on Washington for Gun Control on the National Mall in Washington, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Education Secretary Arne Duncan looks on at right, as Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Monday, April 4, 2011, to call attention to the high rates of sexual assault and violence committed against young women in schools and on college c
In a July 19, 2012, photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Duncan says a more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test, higher academic standards, more difficult classwork and continued cuts to extracurricular and other activitie