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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.

June 25, 2012

Ex-Ohio State Quarterback Appointed to Ohio Board of Education

Stanley Jackson, a former quarterback for (the) Ohio State University, was appointed last week to the Ohio state board of education by Gov. John Kasich.

April 18, 2012

Arne Duncan Sings Jeremy Lin's Praises in Time 100 List

Jeremy Lin was named to Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" list, and none other than Arne Duncan wrote the accompanying blurb.

February 25, 2012

Arne Duncan Named Honorary Co-MVP of NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Jeremy Lin may be the Harvard grad recently setting the basketball world on fire, but on Friday night, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took center stage at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

February 16, 2012

Arne Duncan, Education Media Develop Case of Linsanity, Too

The Secretary of Education and two major newspapers share stories about lessons that children can learn from the unlikely success story of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

January 09, 2012

Arne Duncan Tweets About Title IX, Female Student-Athletes

The Secretary of Education took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to field questions on Title IX, which he called "one of the greatest civil rights successes in our history."

January 05, 2012

Arne Duncan Participating in Title IX "Tweet-Up" on Friday

Arne Duncan will take Twitter questions on Friday about Title IX, the federal legislation that requires schools to provide equal athletic and educational opportunities to both genders.

December 13, 2011

Michelle Obama Sets Jumping Jacks World Record, With Some Help

As part of her Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation, Michelle Obama recruited 300,000+ people to do jumping jacks within a 24-hour period.

November 10, 2011

Arne Duncan 'Extraordinarily Angry' About Penn State Sex Allegations

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is none too pleased with the accusations of sexual misconduct that emerged against a former Penn State University defensive assistant coach coach this past weekend.

October 12, 2011

Michelle Obama Recruits Kids for Jumping Jacks Record

Mrs. Obama needs more than 20,425 people to do jumping jacks for one minute to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour timeframe.

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