Arne Duncan

File photo of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (credit: Getty Images)

NEA Wants Arne Duncan’s Resignation

The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

07/07/2014

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Obama Leaves White House for Lunch With Duncan

President Barack Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, had lunch Tuesday at an Alexandria, Virginia, neighborhood known for its good restaurants.

06/10/2014

File photo of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Grants Virginia $7.6M to Assist Low-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced a grant totaling $7.6 million to help Virginia turn around some of its lowest-achieving schools.

02/08/2014

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U.S. Students Not In Top 20 Globally In Math, Science and Reading

Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

12/03/2013

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Nation’s Education Secretary Hails D.C. Improvement on U.S. Report Card

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation’s Report Card.

11/07/2013

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Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left Behind

Three more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

05/20/2013

President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Obama Stands Firm On Gun Control Despite Long Odds

President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.

02/04/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants outside pressure to force Washington gun regulation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Education Secretary: Guns Have No Place In Schools, College Campuses

The nation’s schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than 350 university presidents in urging Congress to take action to protect students from gun violence.

02/04/2013

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Duncan: Hard To Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed

Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.

01/17/2013

The U.S. Department of Education is asking colleges and universities to adopt a clearer financial aid form amidst ballooning student loan debt. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Gov Asking For Student Loan Clarity

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they’ll owe.

07/24/2012

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