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Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Joan Almon, and Deborah J. Stewart

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A growing chorus of early education professionals are saying that setting standards for reading instruction in kindergarten is going too far. They argue that policies aimed at preparing kids for college through academics at increasingly earlier years is misguided and unsupported by the research. Learn more.

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After Four Years and Four Billion Dollars, Has Race to the Top Been a Success?

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Cecilia Munoz

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Race to the top has its four year anniversary this week. Has the administration's signature education policy been a success? In this segment we cover a White House press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, as reporters ask tough questions about the impact of RTTT.

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The Nation's Report Card on Student Achievement Shows "Modest" Progress, but Proves Skeptics Wrong

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

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In this segment we cover a press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as he highlights the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Duncan answers tough questions about the mixed results on the heels of the massive increase in education spending.

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Duncan Takes Tough Questions on Student Loans

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and James Kvaal 

pic In this segment we cover a press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and James Kvaal, Deputy Assistant to the President, fielding tough questions from education reporters on the new bipartisan plan to roll back the student loan interest rate increase that went into effect July 1.
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