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Afternoon Announcements: Arne Duncan: America Deserves a Better Education Law

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August 26, 2013 04:50 pm

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More than 150,000 Montgomery County students were greeted with new technology on their return to classrooms this morning. The school district replaced more than 9,000 computers and installed wireless networks in more than 100 schools. The change comes with an increased emphasis on digital learning.The Washington Post

An unprecedented set of recent Education Department decisions about No Child Left Behind waivers is at the least an overreach and at the very worst illegal, a chorus of critics say.Politico

Denise Forte, who has been serving as acting assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development, is leaving the U.S. Department of Education, according to Cameron French, the Department’s spokesman. Politics K-12

“The nation’s most sweeping education law — the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, better known as No Child Left Behind — is outmoded and broken. Congress has gone home for its summer recess without passing a responsible replacement. That’s too bad. America deserves a better law,” says Education Secretary Arne Duncan, in a recent op-ed. The Washington Post

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