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Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan (born November 6, 1964) is an American education administrator and currently United States Secretary of Education. Duncan previously ... More »Arne Duncan (born November 6, 1964) is an American education administrator and currently United States Secretary of Education. Duncan previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. Duncan was raised in Hyde Park, a Chicago neighborhood encompassing the University of Chicago. His father Starkey Duncan was a psychology professor at the university and his mother Susan Morton runs the Sue Duncan Children's Center, an after-school program primarily serving African-American youth in the nearby Kenwood neighborhood. While growing up, Duncan spent much of his free time at his mother's center tutoring or playing with students there. Some of his childhood friends were John W. Rogers, Jr., CEO of Ariel Capital Management (now Ariel Investments) and founder of the Ariel Community Academy, Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, singer R. Kelly and award-winning martial artist Michelle Gordon. Duncan attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later... [ Wikipedia ]

Road Bumps, Drama and Noise: Officials Dismiss Complaints about Common Core | Alan Singer

Memo to John King, New York State Commissioner of Education, and Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education: Dismissing deeply felt parent and teacher upset with the Common Core Standards and the accompanying high-stakes regime that turn public schools into test prep academies as ...

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Arne Duncan needs 1 million teachers

Education Secretary Arne Duncan gives his 30-second pitch to prospective teachers saying teaching is the best way to change America. Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA ...

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Common Core Gets Strong Defense From State Education Chief

Before Dr. King spoke, the United States education secretary, Arne Duncan, told the crowd the state had an opportunity to “help lead the country where we need to go,” despite the “drama and noise” on display now. Like Dr. King, Mr. Duncan drew a connection between soft standards ...

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Even the strongest relationships sour

John is just the type of passionate, competent, and committed educator we need as superintendent to build on our record of reform.” (Even Education Secretary Arne Duncan weighed in, praising White as “a visionary leader.”) Jindal and White agreed on school reform initiatives including a ...

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Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study

Although Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to schools reminding them of this fact in 2010, Espelage said that when traveling schools, she found that many teachers never read the letter. The letter specifically differentiates between sexual harassment and bullying, saying that ...

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Coaching Contracts: Should Athletics Trump Academics? | Dr. Matt Wilson

Guests included Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Duke University basketball player Reggie Love, and NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert. During this debate, Duncan said that college coaching contracts are too focused on incentives for athletic performance and should be more ...

How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage

“But then [Education Secretary] Arne Duncan was asked on Monday for his position and answered that he supported same-sex marriage. And then it was like, oh, they are going to ask every single cabinet member.” Griffin’s question had inadvertently set off a chain reaction. Obama and his ...

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Where kids get suspended for not sitting up straight

... subordinates didn’t think they should drop the fee in January, when U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced new federal guidelines aimed at urging schools to stop harsh punishments for minor infractions, which disproportionately affect minorities...

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Witness: FedEx truck on fire before hitting bus

"Our hearts go out to the families, loved ones, classmates and communities of everyone touched by this tragedy," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday. "I can only imagine the excitement of these high school students as they were on their way to visit a college campus, and the ...

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As Parents Struggle To Repay College Loans For Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand To Lose

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan personally apologized to HBCU leaders, in particular, for how the changes were handled. At the moment, there's no mechanism in place that even loosely ties the performance of parent-loans back to the colleges that benefitted from the borrowed dollars...

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Making our kids globally competitive

Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells Christine Romans how spending on kids now will bring big returns later. Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the ...

Disney Star and Recording Artist Bridgit Mendler and Kids Across America Kick Off...

" In addition to Mendler, key speakers at Save the Children's Advocacy Summit on April 8 and 9 include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY), Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Cokie ...

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Sen. McCaskill Surveying Reporting of Campus Sexual Assaults

As the nation marks “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” McCaskill also recently requested from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan specific information and data, including how the federal government oversees reporting by colleges and universities...

Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As Education Department Reaps Huge Profit

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan waits to be introduced prior to speaking to students at School Without Walls August 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Duncan participated in an event to discuss '50 Years of Struggle: Youth Driving Economics, Education, and Social Change,' which was to mark ...

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L.A. Unified wins $7 million in grants for career tech programs

L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy, rear left, sits beside U.S. Secratary of Education Arne Duncan in a reading class at Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / March 19, 2014) The Los Angeles Unified School District will receive $7 ...

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Let's Focus on Improving Education for 'At Risk' Students | James M. Gentile

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who was justifiably disappointed in the results, labeled the "showing" of U.S. students on this test a "picture of educational stagnation. " I fully agree. He has subsequently argued for more money for education to catalyze improvements in the public ...

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WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on the president's proposed budget. TOKYO — Bank of Japan monetary policy statement, could involve added stimulus following April 1 tax hike. President Barack Obama attends a political ...

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No More Alma Maters? | Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

A few weeks ago I was at a press conference where Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education revealed President Obama's second-term education agenda and a slate of high expectations for colleges and universities. His call to action was clear. We must work together to fix the problems of ...

Nation's Leaders to Address Young People from Around the World

), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, along with other youth and adult leaders. Conference participants, roughly one-third of who are ...

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