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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 ]

Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

New York State Education Commissioner John King, Jr., left, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan talk during a visit to New York University’s Wagner School on April 10, 2014.. The nation’s top educator said Thursday that his embattled New York counterpart is an “amazing leader.” ...

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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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Student Athletes or Employees: The Debate in Perspective (Part 2) | Frank Islam

" Emmert also indicated that he thought it made sense to provide some type of assistance to athletes who are no longer competing in sports to help them complete their degree On the same show, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who played college basketball at Harvard, recommended a little ...

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Why Doesn't the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core? | Diane Ravitch

Story after story has repeated the narrative invented by Arne Duncan, that the only opponents of the Common Core are members of the Tea Party and other extremists. Occasionally a story will refer to extremists of the right and the left, as though no reasonable person could possibly doubt ...

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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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The ‘new’ Graze to the Top program

Farmer wrote this satirical piece about Race to the Top, the competitive funding program run by Arne Duncan’s Education Department to dispense federal grants to states and school districts that promised to implement specific school reforms. Secretary Arne Duncan’s April 15, 2014, remarks ...

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 ...

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...

Dawn Patrol: Hawks win in OT; DuPage board hopeful arrested in Wisconsin

The award, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mike Boots, acting chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, acknowledges the school's comprehensive approach in reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness and ...

Civil Rights Complaints Filed Against Three New Orleans Schools

Lellelid and Quigley filed the complaint with United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the Louisiana Recovery School District, and the Louisi­ana Department of Edu­cation, among others. A month after the November student ...

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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Plans That Forgive Student Debt Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs

Dorie Nolt, a spokeswoman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan, said the proposals are meant to ensure the "neediest borrowers" benefit and to protect the program from "institutional practices that may further increase student indebtedness. " Supporters of the forgiveness program say it ...

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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 ...

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