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Education Secretary Arne Duncan works to sell Obama administration’s …

News from Washington Post: Arne Duncan woke at 5:30 a.m. in his Arlington County home, was driven to the airport and folded his 6-foot-5 frame into an aisle seat in coach. The education secretary buckled his seat belt and tilted his head back for a short flight to Atlanta, another stop in his uphill effort [...]

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, lawmakers rally for action on guns

News from Politico: Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew emotional while discussing teenage victims of gun violence and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton called on the U.S. to join the “civilized world” Saturday after thousands marched on the Mall for stricter gun laws. “When I went on to lead Chicago Public Schools, we buried a child [...]

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan grows emotional discussing the impact of gun …

News from New York Daily News: PBSNewsHour ?”This is something that I’?ve battled with and tried to understand from the time I was a little boy,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told PBS’ Gwen Ifill. “And I think it?s time we do something about it.”?  Education Secretary Arne Duncan nearly broke down as he discussed [...]

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Arne Duncan Implies He Will Remain Obama’s Education Secretary For Second …

News from Huffington Post: After a week of speculation about the composition of President Barack Obama’s second-term cabinet, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan implied in a Friday speech that he intends to stay in his position. “Let me, first, sketch the outlines, or provide a mini-preview, of a second-term education agenda,” Duncan told state [...]

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AP Interview: Duncan on reform and back to school

News from Boston.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says those are some of the changes and challenges that children could notice as they [...]

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he supports gay marriage

News from Los Angeles Times: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that he supports gay marriage rights, a declaration that came as President Obama’s reelection campaign downplayed comments from Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday that some saw as an evolution in the administration’s position. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Duncan was asked, “Do you [...]

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Hiltzik: Education expert gives Education Secretary Duncan an F

News from Los Angeles Times: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan at a 2011 conference. (Tony Dejak/AP) By Michael Hiltzik March 12, 2012, 7:53 p.m. Last month, I graded Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an F for his fatuous hyping of computers and other digital technology in the classroom despite the absence of evidence that they [...]

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US Education chief Duncan: Double teacher salaries

News from Chicago Sun-Times: BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter/rrossi@suntimes.com September 9, 2011 9:16PM U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (from left), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Gov. Pat Quinn, CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard and Mayor Rahm Emanuel listen to a reporter’s question during a press conference following a panel discussion to emphasize the importance of [...]

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Detroit Public Schools making gains, US education secretary Arne Duncan says

News from Detroit Free Press: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spent the better part of his administration referring to Detroit Public Schools as one of the nation’s worst urban districts, but he said Wednesday that the district is on the road to improvement. “I’m more optimistic today about Detroit’s future than probably any time [...]

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Back-to-School Special: Arne Duncan Goes Off Script

News from TIME: Arne Duncan speaks during the 2011 AAPD Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building on March 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Kris Connor / Getty Images As a new school year begins, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to use waivers to rewrite parts of the nation’s signature federal education law, whose [...]

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