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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The committee will be chaired by Leslie Thornton, former long-time Chief of Staff to United States Education Secretary Dick Riley.
ETS CEO and President Kurt Landgraf today expressed strong support for a decision by United States Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to temporarily ease the No Child Left Behind waiver rules for states in which students have been displaced by hurricanes Katrina or Rita.
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