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In Support of Common Issues and Public Education

Secretary Duncan stepping down

Another Friday brought another resignation announcement, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced he will step down in December. President Obama has tapped Deputy Secretary and former New York State Education Commissioner John King to serve as acting Secretary after Duncan’s departure.

Government shutdown avoided, budget talks up next

On Wednesday, only hours from the deadline to act, the House passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating until December 11th.  

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Washington Post:  'No Child Left Behind' has failed

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
Back to School Guide for Educators  (PDF, 410 KB, 2 pgs.)

En Espanol (PDF, 152 KB, 2 pgs.)