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April 28, 2014

Arne Duncan Weighs In on Donald Sterling, Washington Redskins' Name

If Sterling's alleged racist remarks are proven to be accurate, Duncan told reporters "I don't think he has a place in the NBA."

March 23, 2014

Arne Duncan Wants College Coaches' Pay Tied to Athletes' Academic Performance

On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet the Press, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for college coaches' and athletic directors' pay to be tied to the academic performance of student-athletes.

February 14, 2014

Arne Duncan Takes Home MVP Honors at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Duncan laced up the old basketball shoes to participate in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game for the fourth straight year on Friday, putting on a show for all in attendance.

November 25, 2013

Four School Officials Charged in Steubenville Rape Case

Four school officials were charged by a grand jury in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio.

March 21, 2013

Arne Duncan: Punish NCAA Coaches' Wallets for Poor Academics

The U.S. secretary of education believes the balance between academic and athletic bonuses in college coaches' contracts is badly out of whack.

February 08, 2013

Arne Duncan to Participate in NBA All-Star Weekend

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will once again be participating in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Feb. 15.

November 07, 2012

Obama and Duncan Played Basketball on Election Day

Hours before the polls closed for the 2012 elections, President Obama found himself on a basketball court with Arne Duncan and former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen.

September 18, 2012

Arne Duncan Busts a Move During 'Education Drives America' Bus Tour

Duncan joined students at the Denver-based Lowry Elementary School for a "Cupid Shuffle," in recognition of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.

July 24, 2012

Michelle Rhee's Olympic-Themed StudentsFirst Ad Rankles Educators

StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, unveiled an advertisement this weekend that's been drawing criticism from educators ever since.

July 09, 2012

Arne Duncan Plays Pickup Basketball at Georgetown

Arne Duncan laced up the old basketball shoes on Sunday and took to the court as a member of team "Can't Be Stop" in the Nike Pro-City League at Georgetown University.

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