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John B. King Jr. became leader of the New York State Education Department during a tumultuous time and leaves it at a crossroads. (The Post-Standard)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is among thousands of demonstrators who participated in a march through Washington, D.C. Saturday to focus attention on recent law enforcement actions that led to the deaths of unarmed African-American men, according to a tweet sent from his official account. (Education Week)
The question of when or whether it’s appropriate to hold a child back in school is a heated one among teachers, parents and even politicians. (NPR)
Here is an ugly thought I have been holding at bay for a few months: What if we — and by we I mean the public officials, taxpayers, families, educators and others who make up Minneapolis — are in the process of squandering the collective sense of urgency we’ve been creating around equity in education? (MinnPost)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has waded into Philadelphia’s public school financing crisis—and, more broadly, funding issues in Pennsylvania and the nation—penning an Op-Ed to the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday calling out the injustice of inequitable school funding. (Education Week)


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