U.S. Secretary of Education

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U.S. Secretary of Education

The head of the U.S. Department of Education. The secretary is responsible for establishing and implementing policies related to federal funding and other assistance for education. He/she is also charged with enforcing civil rights as they relate to education. The secretary is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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President Obama selected Deputy Education Secretary and former New York State Education Commissioner John B.
warnings were ignored SHADOW EDUCATION Secretary Tristram Hunt
The letter from the Home Secretary to the Education Secretary questioned his department's response to the Islamist "Trojan horse" allegations in Birmingham schools and was released in retaliation for comments attributed in The Times to an unnamed source - but apparently Mr Gove himself - criticising counterterrorism chief Charles Farr's approach to preventing the spread of extremism.
Subsequently, the Education Secretary has put obstacle after obstacle in the way of talKs, showing no serious attempt to resolve - or even to discuss - the matters in dispute.
In it, the Education Secretary says he has concluded that there is a "compelling case" for a move to A-levels with final exams.
That is all well and good, but while the Education Secretary and Coun Whitby may be chums it is clear that the city council's schools' cabinet member Les Lawrence has no time for one of Mr Gove's key policies - the development of free schools run by parents rather than the local education department.
LABOUR has accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of refusing to act on a report into crumbling schools until after the local elections.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings's argument that there is not enough comparable data in higher education, something they say will be remedied with a national database.
Education Secretary Ruth Kelly was due to face a grilling from MPs today on how registered sex offenders were allowed to work in schools.
EDUCATION Secretary Ruth Kelly's was under fire last night after it emerged she cleared a registered sex offender to work in schools.
California Education Secretary Alan Bersin spoke at the session sponsored by UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Science Educational Leadership Program and by Rogers Associates.
UNRULY pupils may be given a fresh start in state boarding schools under plans being considered by Education Secretary Ruth Kelly - as predicted by the Sunday Mercury six weeks ago.
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