We are cutting where we can to invest where we mustSchool districts do homework on funding Feb 27, 2011
Our proposal will offer schools and districts much more flexibility in addressing achievement gaps, but we will impose a much tighter definition of successDuncan urges changes to NCLB Mar 09, 2011
While Virginia Tech failed to adequately warn students that day, we recognize that the university has put far-reaching changes in place since that time to help improve campus safety and better protect its students and communityDept. of Ed: VA Tech warning too slow Dec 10, 2010
Detroit desperately needs all hands on deck and desperately needs to keep the reforms goingDebate grows in control of Detroit schools Feb 21, 2011
These are very tough choices but with rising demand, we have to stretch our dollars as far as possible and do more with lessSchool districts do homework on funding Feb 27, 2011
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.