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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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As Secretary of Education, Shirley built the Department of Education from the ground up.
Possible Secretary of Education or Labor: Best placement: Director of OMB--would be formidable.
Secretary of Education Rod Paige was the Houston Independent School District's superintendent until he was picked for the Education Department's top job in 2000.
"The secretary of education needs either to do some fast fence-mending," The Times said, "or step down."
For example, it may be desirable to review the documents in the secretary of education's office weekly, while the deputy secretaries' files might merit monthly attention, and the Office of Records Management's files could wait for an annual review.
Secretary of Education, and currently chairman and cofounder of simplexis.com, an e-commerce hub for public institutions and their suppliers.
Other national companies would have to be recommended by the Secretary of Education, Culture, and Sports.
In a moment of ideological frankness, Assistant Secretary of Education David Longanecker blurted out this allegedly nonpolitical policy's goal: bribing Generation X and its successors to back big government.
As Ronald Reagan's chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, then during his stint as secretary of education, and finally as drug "czar" in the Bush administration, Bennett never hesitated to speak his mind.
* #RethinkSchool: Highlighting STEM Research and Education Programs in Delaware and Maryland (https://blog.ed.gov/2018/10/rethinkschool-highlighting-stem-research-education-programs-de-md/) (about Acting Under Secretary of Education Diane Jones)
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that he would step down, reported usnews.com.
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