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Education Dept. enacts measures against predatory career colleges

Education Dept. enacts measures against predatory career colleges

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Education Department announced Friday it was taking actions to protect Americans from predatory, poor-performing career colleges.
Obama pledges to help cities create jobs, improve infrastructure

Obama pledges to help cities create jobs, improve infrastructure

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- President Obama met with more than 250 mayors Thursday to discuss the government's commitment to promote jobs and infrastructure in local communities.

White House summit seeks commitment from higher ed, businesses

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he will use the power of the pen and persuasion to help all Americans take advantage of the nation's economic growth.

New U.S. guidelines go against zero-tolerance school policies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Obama administration issued guidelines Wednesday that recommend public school officials use law enforcement only as a last resort for discipline.

School district gets $1.9M grant to help Sandy Hook massacre recovery

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Newtown, Conn., school district will get a $1.9 million grant to help in the 2012 grade school massacre recovery effort, the U.S. Education Department said.

Urban students' performance improving, U.S. Education Department says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Student performance in large-city schools is improving, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote in assessment results released Thursday.

Education chief apologizes for singling out 'white suburban moms'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized Monday for singling out white mothers who live in the suburbs in a discussion about the Common Core initiative.
Obama praises Brooklyn's innovative P-TECH High School

Obama praises Brooklyn's innovative P-TECH High School

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited an algebra class Friday before delivering a speech at the innovative P-Tech High School in New York.

Dept. of Education issues guidelines to diversity at universities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines to colleges, reiterating its support for the voluntary use of race to increase diversity on campus.
Education secretary: Start school later in day

Education secretary: Start school later in day

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Teenagers often tired in the morning could learn more in classrooms if local districts started the school day later, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

Three states to share $5.2M in funds to aid lowest performing schools

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New Hampshire, Idaho and Hawaii will share $5.2 million in their work to turn around lowest performing schools, the U.S. Education Department announced Monday.

Education Dept. to end rule for assessing students with disabilities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Education Department said Friday it plans to phase out the so-called 2 percent rule used to assess students with disabilities.
Obama offers 3-pronged plan to make college more affordable to more

Obama offers 3-pronged plan to make college more affordable to more

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan designed to make college more affordable to more students, basing federal aid levels on new college ratings.
Obama, Duncan call for swift passage of student loan compromise

Obama, Duncan call for swift passage of student loan compromise

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday urged legislators to pass a bipartisan compromise to maintain low interest rates on student loans.

California holds out on teacher evaluations, federal education plan

SACRAMENTO, July 15 (UPI) -- A federal plan to reward the best school teachers has been stalled by California's refusal to participate in teacher performance reviews, state officials said.
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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 Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. His senior thesis, for which he took a year's leave to do research in Kenwood, in inner-city Chicago, was entitled The values, aspirations and opportunities of the urban underclass.

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