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DREAM Act is “Common Sense Legislation” Says Secretary of Ed. Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Congress today that the Administration supports passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, continue reading »

US Ed Sec Duncan Challenges Nation to Work Together to Make Hispanic Education a Priority

New Report on Comprehensive National and State Performance Data Shows Hispanic-White Achievement Gap Unchanged Over Last Two Decades. continue reading »

‘26 Seconds’ Campaign to Engage Youth at Risk of Dropping Out of School

Every 26 seconds in America, a student drops out of high school. State Farm has announced the launch of a campaign to address this startling statistic and engage those who can most directly affect change – young people themselves continue reading »

MALDEF Members Named to Newly Formed Education Board

United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has just appointed MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, and MALDEF board member, Jesse Ruiz, among twenty-eight members of the Department of Education’s newly created Equity and Excellence Commission. continue reading »

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Release of the NAEP Science Report Card

"The results released today show that our nation's students aren't learning at a rate that will maintain America's role as an international leader in the sciences. When only 1 or 2 percent of children score at the advanced levels on NAEP, the next generation will not be ready to be world-class inventors, doctors, and engineers. continue reading »

Top Education Officials Critical of North Carolina Ending Busing for Diversity Program

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, joined others in criticizing North Carolina’s largest school district, located in Wake County, for ending its busing for diversity program. Hispanics are the second larges minority in the county after African-Americans. continue reading »

Education Secretary Duncan: We desperately need to pass the DREAM Act

On Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that despite allies’ pessimism towards getting it done in the lame-duck session, Congress cannot afford to wait on the passing of the DREAM Act. continue reading »