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By Erica L. Green | August 21, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the school year in Maryland on Wednesday, with an address and Q&A session with 850 Baltimore County language arts teachers at Perry Hall High School.  According to a release from the U.S. Department of Education, Duncan will join new county Superintendent Dallas Dance, and new state Superintendent Lillian Lowery, in discussing the Obama administration's education reform efforts, specifically those...
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and those with disabilities. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced the comprehensive package of guidelines at Frederick Douglass High School, the first time the federal government has issued guidance on school discipline.
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By Carlos Sadovi, John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos and Carlos Sadovi, John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos,Chicago Tribune | December 17, 2008
CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama officially tapped Chicago public schools chief Arne Duncan for U.S. education secretary yesterday, billing him as a "hands-on" leader instead of an ivory tower academic. "When it comes to school reform, Arne is the most hands-on of hands-on practitioners," Obama said at Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago. "When faced with tough decisions, Arne doesn't blink." Obama said Duncan championed creating charter schools even when it was controversial and shut down schools even if it was unpopular.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday. Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school board meeting in Towson. It would be Duncan's second visit to a county school. In August, he visited Perry Hall High School, where he addressed 800 English teachers, telling them he believes teacher pay should be raised and that schools must ensure children are exposed to music, art and other subjects in addition to reading and math.
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By Janet Hook and Janet Hook,Tribune Washington Bureau | January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Senate, acting within hours of President Barack Obama's inauguration, confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries and his budget director, but postponed for one day a vote on the nomination of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, had objected to approving Clinton's nomination by voice vote - as the other nominees were yesterday - because he said he had continuing concerns about potential conflicts arising from foreign donations to the foundation of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
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July 29, 2009
Heartened by the release of standardized test scores showing big gains for city public school students, Baltimore schools CEO Andr?s Alonso is moving quickly to follow up with the next phase of his ambitious reform agenda. The department is closing seven more underperforming elementary and secondary schools at the same time that it expands three others that have proven successful. The changes are part of a sweeping reorganization plan unveiled in March and are aimed at speeding up the pace of measurable improvements in student performance.
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By From Sun news services | March 18, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pushed a proposal Wednesday to bar men's college basketball teams from postseason play if they fail to graduate 40 percent of their players, an idea that didn't go over well with coaches preparing for March Madness. If put into practice this year, a dozen teams in the NCAA tournament would be ineligible, based on an annual study from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. That includes a No. 1 seed, Kentucky, which graduated 31 percent of its players, and Maryland (8 percent)
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | April 23, 2009
Every year, Maryland public schools need to hire 500 math, science and technology teachers. But the state's colleges and universities produce only about 175 qualified applicants, which often leads to unqualified teachers staffing math and science classes, particularly in the poorest schools. William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, says the system has a "moral responsibility" to help close the gap. Kirwan called a symposium in College Park on Wednesday that brought together leading figures in education - including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan - to generate ideas.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday. Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school board meeting in Towson. It would be Duncan's second visit to a county school. In August, he visited Perry Hall High School, where he addressed 800 English teachers, telling them he believes teacher pay should be raised and that schools must ensure children are exposed to music, art and other subjects in addition to reading and math.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and those with disabilities. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced the comprehensive package of guidelines at Frederick Douglass High School, the first time the federal government has issued guidance on school discipline.
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By Erica L. Green | August 21, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the school year in Maryland on Wednesday, with an address and Q&A session with 850 Baltimore County language arts teachers at Perry Hall High School.  According to a release from the U.S. Department of Education, Duncan will join new county Superintendent Dallas Dance, and new state Superintendent Lillian Lowery, in discussing the Obama administration's education reform efforts, specifically those...
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | March 18, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pushed a proposal Wednesday to bar men's college basketball teams from postseason play if they fail to graduate 40 percent of their players, an idea that didn't go over well with coaches preparing for March Madness. If put into practice this year, a dozen teams in the NCAA tournament would be ineligible, based on an annual study from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. That includes a No. 1 seed, Kentucky, which graduated 31 percent of its players, and Maryland (8 percent)
NEWS
July 29, 2009
Heartened by the release of standardized test scores showing big gains for city public school students, Baltimore schools CEO Andr?s Alonso is moving quickly to follow up with the next phase of his ambitious reform agenda. The department is closing seven more underperforming elementary and secondary schools at the same time that it expands three others that have proven successful. The changes are part of a sweeping reorganization plan unveiled in March and are aimed at speeding up the pace of measurable improvements in student performance.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | April 23, 2009
Every year, Maryland public schools need to hire 500 math, science and technology teachers. But the state's colleges and universities produce only about 175 qualified applicants, which often leads to unqualified teachers staffing math and science classes, particularly in the poorest schools. William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, says the system has a "moral responsibility" to help close the gap. Kirwan called a symposium in College Park on Wednesday that brought together leading figures in education - including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan - to generate ideas.
NEWS
By Janet Hook and Janet Hook,Tribune Washington Bureau | January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Senate, acting within hours of President Barack Obama's inauguration, confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries and his budget director, but postponed for one day a vote on the nomination of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, had objected to approving Clinton's nomination by voice vote - as the other nominees were yesterday - because he said he had continuing concerns about potential conflicts arising from foreign donations to the foundation of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
NEWS
By Carlos Sadovi, John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos and Carlos Sadovi, John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos,Chicago Tribune | December 17, 2008
CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama officially tapped Chicago public schools chief Arne Duncan for U.S. education secretary yesterday, billing him as a "hands-on" leader instead of an ivory tower academic. "When it comes to school reform, Arne is the most hands-on of hands-on practitioners," Obama said at Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago. "When faced with tough decisions, Arne doesn't blink." Obama said Duncan championed creating charter schools even when it was controversial and shut down schools even if it was unpopular.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken - and can prove they learned from - certain "massive open online courses," known as MOOCs. The school, which targets working adults with its own online classes, and six others nationwide have agreed to track student progress as part of a research study gauging how well the MOOCs, which are relatively new to the education world, prepared the transfers for a more traditional learning experience.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 11, 2011
President Barack Obama on Monday will visit Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Baltimore County, where he will discuss his 2012 budget priorities aimed at preparing students "to be competitive in the global economy," the White House announced Friday. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Jack Lew, the White House budget director, will join the president at the school, which focuses on educating students in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, especially through hands-on projects.
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