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Gov. Tom Corbett fires his new education secretary

News from Allentown Morning Call: HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett demanded and received the resignation Monday of the state’s new education chief. William Harner took the job of acting education secretary June 1 after being superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District, one of the largest and wealthiest in the Harrisburg area. Corbett tapped him to [...]

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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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Corbett’s education secretary said to be leaving

News from Philly.com – Philly.com: Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:01 AM HARRISBURG – Another member of Gov. Corbett’s cabinet is on his way out. Education Secretary Ron Tomalis is looking for another job and does not intend to stay past summer as Corbett’s education czar, two [...]

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Education secretary called out for misleading ‘pink slips’ claim

News from Fox News: Education Secretary Arne Duncan is getting called out for claiming — erroneously — that teachers are “getting pink slips” as the sequester looms.  Duncan made the claim on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. Discussing the looming spending cuts that begin to kick in Friday, he said: “There are literally teachers now [...]

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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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Bill Bennett, Former Education Secretary, Says Schools Should Consider Arming …

News from Huffington Post: In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks. “Let’s remember the good things here: the heroism of those teachers and that principal,” Bennett said on “Meet the [...]

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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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Education secretary calls for making textbooks obsolete, using digital instead

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Tuesday for the nation to move as fast as possible away from printed textbooks and toward digital ones. “Over the next few [...]

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Education secretary reinstates half of Tech fine

News from Boston.com: BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is reinstating half of a fine against Virginia Tech for delayed warnings about a deadly campus shooting in April 2007. The Education Department had asked Duncan to uphold a $ 55,000 fine that a judge dismissed in April. The judge had determined that [...]

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