Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington on Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Duncan regrets ‘white suburban moms’ comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards. Duncan has consistently shown little patience for critics […]


Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

Education chief: Maybe start school later in day

WASHINGTON (AP) — A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. […]


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California family finds Wisconsin vet’s World War II diary

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – A California couple has found the World War II diary of a Wisconsin veteran, and officials in his hometown are trying to track down his relatives. A Journal Times of Racine […]


Education chief wants textbooks to become obsolete

WASHINGTON (AP) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is calling for printed textbooks to become obsolete within the next few years. Duncan says the U.S. is falling behind other nations that are aggressively moving from print […]


Michael Clarke Duncan has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Clarke Duncan‘s fiancee says the Oscar nominee for “The Green Mile” has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke’s fiancée, […]



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