Arne Duncan

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets For This Weekend

    Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Ka-Ching! UH-Downtown Gets $3.2 Million Federal Grant

    The University of Houston-Downtown has been awarded a $3.2 million federal grant earmarked for first-generation Hispanic students. The university is one of only 19 in the nation (and three in the state) to receive the U.S. Department of Education grant, administered through the the Title V Developi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Will HISD Thumb Its Nose at Rick Perry & Go for the Race to the Top?

    The deadline is looming for the next round of the Race to the Top, a program federal education department officials all but admit was drafted for Houston Independent School District after Texas refused to compete for federal grants. When Education Secretary Arne Duncan hinted such a district-based ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Protecting Gay Kids

    Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Shoots Hoops With Yates

    Photos by Paul KnightSecretary of Education Arne Duncan made an appearance at Sam Houston High School.‚ÄčArne Duncan, the federal Secretary of Education, had to cut his trip to north Houston's Sam Houston High School a bit short, because there were more pressing matters. Duncan was headed to the Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    HISD: Too Big For Mere Texas Meetings

    The Texas Association of School Administrators is a high-powered organization of superintendents and other education bureaucrats. They recently held an important legislative conference in Austin, dealing with pressing issues like stimulus funds.Attendees got updates from key state senators and reps, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Obama's Education Pick Brings Back Memories Of HISD's Rod Paige

    Barack Obama has truly broken the mold in picking a Secretary of Education -- he's chosen the superintendent of the largest school district in his home state.Wait -- that sounds familiar. George W. Bush did the same thing, of course, when he tapped HISD's Rod Paige to come to Washington in 2000.The ... More >>