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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Washington, Nov 28 ( ANI ): US Education Secretary Arne Duncan has jokingly dismissed the reports suggesting that he is best person to serve as Secretary of State.
Margaret Spellings, a former US education secretary now working on policy issues for the US Chamber of Commerce, said gender equality is not scrutinised at this level as much as among the Fortune 500.
Arne Duncan, the US education secretary who accompanied Obama on his trip, acknowledged that some of the prepared guidance for school officials said that students could write essays on how they could help support the president.
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