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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"Mr McGuinness met the US education secretary, Richard Riley, and the Republic's education minister, Dr Michael Woods, at a conference in Belfast.