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January 29, 2009

Duncan: Incentive Grants May Be Used to Reward Rigor

Arne Duncan, the brand-new Secretary of Education, said today that he would consider using $15 billion in proposed federal incentive grants to reward states for setting more "rigorous" standards. The money would be available to him under a broad $819 billion stimulus package that passed the House, w...

January 22, 2009

Duncan's Morning Meeting

There's been a lot of speculation that some of the folks who attended a meeting with Duncan this morning may be tapped for key positions in the U.S. Department of Education.

January 21, 2009

Duncan Confirmed as Secretary of Education

The Senate confirmed former Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan as U.S. Secretary of Education yesterday. The confirmation isn't a surprise, given the warm reception Duncan got from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. But, now that Duncan is officially in place, we may start h...

January 13, 2009

Arne Duncan's Love Fest

Arne Duncan, Obama's nominee for Secretary of Education, got flowers and chocolates from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee at his confirmation hearing this morning. Well, okay, not really...but it wouldn't have surprised me. Every senator, from liberal Democrat Sen. Barb...

January 07, 2009

Arne Duncan Confirmation Hearing: Jan. 13

He'll have to share the spotlight, though, with Hillary Clinton, whose confirmation hearing as Secretary of State is the same day.

December 17, 2008

Chat Today About Arne Duncan

Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and Rick Kahlenberg, an author and a senior fellow at Education Sector, will be discussing Obama's education secretary pick.

December 16, 2008

Arne Duncan Out From Under Mayor Daley's Thumb?

Chicago education activists share their thoughts on Arne Duncan. Small schools advocate Michael Klonsky, for one, thinks Duncan's been "liberated" by Obama.

December 16, 2008

Duncan Is Official: Now What?

Just a few minutes ago, President-elect Obama officially tapped Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Arne Duncan as the next education secretary. In listening to his remarks, it's clear that Obama wants a no-excuses leader who isn't afraid to make tough choices to increase student achievement. Ob...

December 16, 2008

Michelle Rhee on Arne Duncan

Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Rhee says an urban superintendent is a good pick for the job.

December 16, 2008

What Chicago Is Saying About Arne

The Chicago-area media, bloggers, and educators may know Arne Duncan best, and here's what they're saying.

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