Duncan Talks School Improvement, Stimulus, and Education Department Culture

(Monday, June 8th, 2009)

“Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got to use his favorite word again in a speech this morning when he said he wants states and districts to take “dramatic” steps to overhaul schools that are struggling to meet the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act.

“He talked about how, as superintendent in Chicago, he closed the city’s lowest-performing schools and brought in all new staff, resulting in significant academic gains.

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