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Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Duncan Steps Down; Obama Picks Deputy To Replace Him

One of the last remaining members of President Barack Obama’s original Cabinet will step down in December.

October 2, 2015

Obama Administration Rules Target For-Profit Colleges

Find out how the Obama administration is protecting vulnerable students.

October 30, 2014

Teachers Union Targets Education Secretary At National Convention

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -= A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to put Education Secretary Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him. The action was taken by the American Federation of Teachers, which is meeting in Los Angeles. It represents another marker […]

July 14, 2014

National High School Graduation Rate Exceeds 80 Percent For The First Time

By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit group founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. An […]

April 29, 2014

Obama Shows Spunk Pushing Brave Education Plan

Aug.12 (Bloomberg) — Although President Barack Obama is on the ropes, with even some Democratic allies describing him as weak and passive, this week he showed boldness and imagination in one vital area: education. Obama backed Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s announcement that he will grant waivers to states that want to be excused from the […]

August 12, 2011