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Duncan's Morning Meeting

We don't know yet who is going to serve in the U.S. Department of Education under brand-new Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but we do know the names of some "acting" staff, thanks to an email sent out by Fritz Edelstein, formerly a senior adviser at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

According to Edelstein, Duncan held a meeting this morning with:

Matt Yale, who will be Deputy Chief of staff and worked with him in Chicago
Peter Cunningham who has worked 6 years with him in Chicago and will be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach
Margot Rogers, who will be the Senior Counselor to the Secretary; she has worked in DC for 17 years
Melanie Munzer, who will be the White House liaison responsible for arranging political appointments
Tony Miller, who will be Chief Operating Officer; he has worked at McKinsey consulting and most recently for a private equity firm in Los Angeles
Ann Whalen. who will be his Special Assistant as she was in Chicago
Jonathan Schnur. who has been working on the stimulus legislation; he now heads the New Leaders for New Schools; he worked under Secretary Riley and also at the White House under President Clinton

There's been a lot of speculation that Schnur, who has been accompanying Duncan to events around town, may be tapped for chief-of-staff. This list certainly gives credence to those rumors.

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