- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Congressman Mike Honda announced the launch of the national Each and Every Child education campaign at California's Fremont High School Wednesday.
- The two men were joined by members of the Equity and Excellence Commission for the discussion of the commission's February report, which recommends ways federal policies can address educational disparities and serves as the basis for the campaign.
- Among its recommendations, the report, which Duncan described as a call to action, says teachers should develop a variety of strategies and types of instruction to meet every student's needs and facilitate improvement.
From the article:
... Since 2011, the 27-member commission meticulously developed recommendations for the secretary on the disparities in educational opportunities and ways in which federal policies could be addressing them.
The report is broken down into five categories: improving school finance and efficiency; teaching, leading and learning opportunities; insuring access to high-quality early childhood education; meeting the needs of students in high-poverty communities; and governance and accountability to improve equity and excellence. ...