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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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, "Enhancing the infrastructure and increasing the capacity for our schools and providers to help all students become college and career-ready is an important part of our education agenda," adding that, "This center will provide information and technical assistance to many audiences, including providers and families, to help them implement effective programs aimed at serving children with disabilities."
The fundraising was attended by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood, Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall and a number of envoys and media and political personalities.
THE president of the Chicago Teachers Union has apologised for making a joke about US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's lisp.
For African American leaders and communities, parents, and general citizens, Paige, a former US Secretary of Education who spearheaded the No Child Left Behind Act, and Witty (education, Norfolk State U.) identify the causes and consequences of the achievement gap between black and white students in the US and propose solutions to it.
Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, feels that "enlisting the support of teachers and other educators is crucial to the success of the national movement to reform American education." The fellows are expected to reach out to other educators and make sure they're aware of federal initiatives, as well as encourage them to add their own input on topics concerning education reform.
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