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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Shadow education secretary David Cameron said: "I fully support the city academy programme.
Since his appointment, Mr Williamson has made clear that technical education and training has played second fiddle to traditional academic options for too long, and as the first Education Secretary to personally take charge of this brief, he will make sure it is a priority for this Government.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones (center), Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano (left) and other education officials grace the opening of school year 2019-2020 at Signal Village National High School on Monday, June 3, 2019.
The high court accepted the plea and ordered the petitioner and education secretary to sit together to find out resolution of the matter.
"To drive this ambition forward, the Education Secretary has visited more than 60 schools, early years providers and colleges, from Devon up to Northumberland, to hear about the excellent work they are doing to make sure every child across the country can reach their potential and succeed."
Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said: "For many pupils and schools, funding will fall in real terms between now and 2020.
Later, appearing before the bench, the education secretary informed the court that half of the schools in the province don't have water, adding that 11,000 toilets were constructed in the province's schools in the last three years.
FAULT lines have emerged today between the First Minister and Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams over a key Welsh Government target to improve Wales' scores in the international Pisa assessment.
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Education Secretary Justine Greening insisted the information was aimed at improving Government investment in skills training, and said it would never be made public or used for "naming and shaming."
Sir Michael Wilshaw, national head of the inspection service, has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to warn: "The situation remains fragile".
King, who became education secretary in January after Arne Duncan stepped down, added that he thought standardized testing had become excessive in many parts of the U.S.
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