Duncan calls for more cooperation between teachers and districts
| Feb 21, 2011
After a year of often using financial incentives to spur school reform, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled a different approach during a two-day conference in Denver last week: urging districts and teachers unions to develop trusting relationships and work together to improve student achievement.
The move comes as federal education stimulus money has dried up, although President Obama has asked for a nearly $2-billion increase in education funding in his proposed budget. To learn more, read the full article by Jason Song in the Local section of The Los Angeles Times online.