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Arne Duncan Education Secretary

Educating for Democracy: Schooling and Rising Poverty

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joel Shatzky

If the quality schooling that Obama aspires to becomes a reality, what kind of jobs will be available for highly educated students of the future?

Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Facing Questions On CPS Clout List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Revelations that President Barack Obama's top education official kept a log of calls from powerful people trying to get students into ...

Arne Duncan's CPS CLOUT List: Local Pols Called On Duncan For Favors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For all the struggles of the Chicago Public Schools, there are a few bright spots in the district. In particular, the city's magnet and selective-enro...

Arne Duncan And The State Of College Debt

Dakota Student | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

On Thursday, February 4, the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, held a conference call with college journalists to discuss President Obama's plans f...

Congressman Chaka Fattah Talks Education

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

"There are people who say that money doesn't really matter in public eduction. If it really doesn't matter, then we should equalize the expenditures. If it does matter, we should equalize the expenditures."

Education Secretary: Furor Over Obama Speech 'Silly' (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the furor surrounding President Barack Obama's speech this week to the nation's school children is ...

Arne Duncan: States Could Lose Out On Stimulus Cash

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration warned states Thursday it may withhold millions of dollars if they use stimulus money to plug budget holes...

Federal ARRA Funds Keep Kids Learning and Adults Working During Summer

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Fairchild

The bottom line is that middle-class kids often have the opportunity to take part in meaningful summer activities that promote learning; poor kids usually do not.

I Want to Get Rid of Tony

Dennis Danziger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Danziger

Every day between 12:36 and 1:31, Tony's behavior ties up a good chunk of my class. There's his late entrance. His refusal to sit in his assigned seat. His refusal to read quietly.

Senate Confirms 6 Obama Cabinet Picks, Clinton Not Included

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate swiftly approved six members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday, but put off for a day the vote on his choic...

CPS Consultant Peter Cunningham To Run Education Department Communications Under Duncan

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Education secretary designate, Arne Duncan, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, has named his strategic consultant and sometime spokesman Peter Cunning...

Obama and Education Reform

Bill Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Ayers

Obama is not a monarch -- Arne Duncan is not education czar -- and we are not his subjects. Educators, students, and citizens must press now for an education worthy of a democracy.

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Obama Practices Social Promotion

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

The "end of social promotion" has caused tens of thousands of kids as young as 3rd grade to be left-back, despite overwhelming evidence that this... children and increases the drop-out rate.

Arne Duncan's Task: Keep Spotlight on Education

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Focusing on what works for kids ought to come first, no matter which end of the political spectrum the idea comes from. This should remain the cornerstone of Duncan's decision-making.

Welcoming An Education Secretary Who Champions Safe Schools

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

After eight years of policy that has left too many children -- especially LGBT children -- behind, a Duncan era could signal the first real opportunity for concerned parents to have a seat at the table.

Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Track Record: Lofty Goals, Mixed Results

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp and John Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his seven years as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan has taken on a host of urban education policy challenges to varying degrees of succes...

Arne Duncan Touted For Top Education Job By Current Secretary

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan is a "visionary" school leader who would make a "great choice" as the new U.S. Education Secretary, incumbent Secretar...

Duncan Should Stay. But He Has to Go.

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alexander Russo

Should Chicago schools superintendent Arne Duncan go to Washington if he's asked to head the U.S. Department of Education, or should he stay in town?

Potential Obama Pick Arne Duncan Visits Washington

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — A potential education secretary, Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan, visited the Education Department Thursday morning on what he sa...

Daley To Obama: Duncan Stays In Chicago

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is wishing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama all the luck in the world in the presidential race. However, if Obama wins, Daley ...