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Race to Top Guru Weiss Moving On Up

Joanne Weiss will become U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's chief of staff at the end of the month, a department spokesperson confirmed today.

Weiss, the department's Race to the Top director, who has earned high marks for how she's handled this high-profile competition, will replace Margot Rogers, who came to the department alongside Duncan at the beginning of the administration. No word yet on where Rogers, who previously worked for the Gates Foundation, is landing.

The department spokesperson said: "Margot has been an amazing leader, a trusted confidant, and an invaluable friend to Arne and all in the department. She will be deeply, deeply missed.

"Joanne's experience with Race to the Top, which has helped drive unprecedented education reform across the country, will prove an invaluable asset to Arne as Chief of Staff."

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