- Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.
- Activists say hunger strike over Chicago school has ended Updated: Sep-20-15 1:15 pm
CHICAGO - Activists have announced the end of a 34-day hunger strike over the fate of a Chicago neighborhood school, an effort that garnered national headlines when supporters disrupted public budget hearings held by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- Obama unveils a scaled-back college search tool Updated: Sep-12-15 6:04 am
WASHINGTON - Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation's colleges and universities.