Arne Duncan


Obama Official Gives Cover to New York Ahead of Test Score Release

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

With anxiety mounting before the release on Wednesday of results of New York's tougher new math and reading tests, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged parents and educators to put the scores into context by seeing them as a new "baseline" from which to build.

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It's A Free Country ®

Education Reform? Secretary Arne Duncan Weighs In

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We have to educate our way to a better economy. We have a 25 percent drop-out rate in this country. We're losing about a million children each year from our schools to the streets. That's just economically unsustainable and morally unacceptable and we all have to work together and challenge the status quo.

- Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education on The Brian Lehrer Show,.

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The Takeaway

Secretary Arne Duncan on Teacher Evaluations and Saving Jobs in a Recession

Friday, May 21, 2010

A little over a year ago, the Obama administration and Congress doled out $100 billion in education money via the stimulus package. However, that money is running out, and slowly school districts across the country are having to cut funding and lay off teachers.

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