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logo for RESPECT teaching For Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenges education leaders to go beyond the usual celebratory breakfasts and bulletin boards. In a post on the USDE homeroom blog, the Secretary calls on education leaders to support teachers in the complex work of transitioning to higher standards. Secretary Duncan Read More

Aba Kumi 2012 Ceremony More than 700 principals, teachers, and school supporters gathered in Washington, DC November 12 and 13 for the 30th annual U.S. Department of Education recognition ceremony for National Blue Ribbon Schools. Representing 314 exemplary public and private schools across the country, participants deliberated on “what’s working” in their schools, conferred with U.S. Department of Education Read More

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