Opt-out movement aims to lure more African-American, Latino parents Politico: Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan drew attention to the racial disparity in 2013 when he remarked to state superintendents that “white suburban moms” were rebelling against new academic standards because their kids had done poorly on the tough... Show More Summary
Arne Duncan to Focus on Disconnected Youth at the Emerson Collective PK12: Duncan's official title will be managing partner for the Palo Alto, Calif.,-based philanthropy and advocacy organization, which is led up by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Show More Summary
Arne Duncan is back in Chicago with a new mission: to tackle the desperate unemployment rate among young people, particularly young black men, that he believes is feeding the rising violence in his hometown. The former Chicago Public Schools chief, who spent seven years as U.S. Secretary of Education...
By building new job opportunities for youth, former U.S. Education Secretary hopes to stem Chicago's violence.
Since Arne Duncan left his job as U.S. secretary of Education in December, a problem has been nagging him: the high numbers of kids dropping out of school, joining gangs and getting killed in his city, Chicago. So he’s taken on a new job, he said Thursday, that will help him find opportunities...
Senate Confirms John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary PK12: King had been serving as acting secretary since the start of this year after taking over for former Secretary Arne Duncan. The vote in the Senate was 49-40. See also LA Times, Washington Post, AP. Show More Summary
It's official: John King Jr. isn't acting anymore. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 49 to 40 to confirm him as President Obama's second and final secretary of education. Obama's first education secretary, Arne Duncan, announced he would leave the post in October. Obama chose King, then Duncan's...
King, who began his education career as a high school social studies teacher, was tapped by Obama late last year to succeed longtime Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who stepped down in December. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., saidShow More Summary
The Senate education committee confirmed John B. King, Jr. as the U.S. Secretary of Education on Wednesday morning. Until now, King was the Acting Secretary appointed by President Obama in the wake of Arne Duncan's resignation in October last year. Show More Summary
K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Hillary Doubles Down On K-12 Status Quo. Reform-oriented Democrats had once hoped that Hillary Clinton might follow in the tradition of Democratic centrists like Arne Duncan, distancing herself from teachers’ unions and championing modest efforts to shake up America’s underperforming schools. Show More Summary
Dozens of students, parents, educators and activists are urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm John King, President Obama’s choice to succeed Arne Duncan as education secretary, because he pushed education policies when he was education commissioner of New York State that they say were “ineffective and destructive.” The Senate education committee held confirmation hearings […]
Watch this video about Colorado opt-out scores and the impact of kids walking out in Douglas County and Boulder. Or, watch former EdSec Arne Duncan talk about education on Chicago Public Television.
Arne Duncan, President Obama's former secretary of education, has signed with CAA. The agency said that it "will create opportunities for Duncan across all areas, including books and speaking, as well as identify new business ventures." Duncan stepped down from his post earlier this year, having...
Before stepping down at the end of 2015, Duncan was one of the Obama administration’s longest-serving cabinet members. read more
CAA has signed Arne Duncan, who resigned at the end of last year after serving as Secretary of Educatoin since January 2009. He was one of President Obama’s longest-serving Cabinet members. During his tenure, Arne helped to secure congressional...Show More Summary
Fresh off the heels of news that the public supports them more than City Hall, Chicago teachers rallied downtown. From WTTW Chicago Public Television. See also WGN TV interview of former EdSec Arne Duncan interviewed about Chicago, unfinished business, and what he might do next. Or, watch this PBS NewsHour segment on the Oklahoma universal preschool program.
In November, following the failure of an accredited for-profit college chain that state and federal regulators had accused of mass fraud, then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave his top deputies a homework assignment: Find ways the...Show More Summary
Six years ago yesterday, Arne Duncan made what is arguably the biggest gaffe of his entire tenure, talking about Hurricane Katrina. It was a big one, no doubt, and might have represented something of a turning point in media coverage of Duncan and educators' perceptions of him. Show More Summary
Six years ago, Arne Duncan was getting the New Yorker treatment. Seven years ago, he was going through an unusually easy confirmation process. The confirmation hearing was so boring I spent most of the time making screengrabs and lame...Show More Summary
In his final State of the Union, President Barack Obama addressed an audience that included Acting Secretary of Education John King, the former New York education commissioner who took over from Arne Duncan at the start of this year....Show More Summary