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Starbucks will send thousands of employees to Arizona State for free

Starbucks will send thousands of employees to Arizona State for free

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) --Starbucks has teamed up with Arizona State University to provide all employees of the coffee house free college tuition beginning in the fall.
Matt Bradwell
Education secretary calls for discussion on teacher tenure in wake of Calif. ruling

Education secretary calls for discussion on teacher tenure in wake of Calif. ruling

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called a California court ruling stripping teachers of most job protection a "mandate" to fix a broken system.
Frances Burns
Obama joins student loan push

Obama joins student loan push

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --Obama signed an executive order to help students limit monthly loan repayments as part of a push to reduce the burden of debt on a generation of Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
White House nerds out at annual science fair

White House nerds out at annual science fair

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --President Obama welcomed more than a 100 budding scientists to the White House Science Fair, where he announced several initiatives to boost STEM programs.
Gabrielle Levy
Sallie Mae agrees to $139 million settlement for cheating soldiers

Sallie Mae agrees to $139 million settlement for cheating soldiers

NEWARK, Del., May 14 (UPI) --Sallie Mae and their former loan servicing unit, Nanvient, agreed to pay $139 million to settle allegations that they cheated soldiers on student loans.
Aileen Graef

Obama administration issues new guidelines for schools on children of undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --The Obama administration reminded local officials that all children in their districts have the right to go to school, even those in the U.S. illegally.
Frances Burns
U.S. high school seniors make disappointing showing in 'Nation's Report Card'

U.S. high school seniors make disappointing showing in 'Nation's Report Card'

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. 12th-grade scores on the National Association of Educational Progress, released Wednesday, show a continuing gap between white and minority students.
Frances Burns
U.S. graduation rates hit high of 80 percent

U.S. graduation rates hit high of 80 percent

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- While gaps remain between white and minority students, graduation rates rose for everyone in the 2011-2012 school year, the U.S. Education Department said.
Frances Burns
Washington state loses No Child Left Behind waiver

Washington state loses No Child Left Behind waiver

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Washington became the first state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver Thursday after it failed to meet the waiver's requirements.
Gabrielle Levy
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.
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (R) prepares to read "Horton Hears a Who!" to elementary school students from Arlington, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on, on the 106th birthday of author Dr. Suess at the Library of Congress in Washington on March 2, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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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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