AP Source: Duncan to Stay at Education Department - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

AP Source: Duncan to Stay at Education Department

Email




by Philip Elliott, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — An Education Department official says Secretary Arne Duncan will remain in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet into a second term.

The official disclosed the decision Monday on the condition of anonymity because a public announcement has not been made.

Duncan, a former head of Chicago public schools, was widely expected to stick around. He is a former college basketball player who often joins Obama on the court.

During his first term, Duncan put in place the Race to the Top program that encouraged schools to compete for education dollars. Duncan’s department also gave most states exemptions to the No Child Left Behind law when it became clear that they would not be able to meet the requirement that all students be proficient at grade level in math and reading by 2014.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Missouri Fraternity Suspended Over Reports of Racial Slurs COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year. The ...
Student Protests at Mugabe-attended Zimbabwe Graduation HARARE, Zimbabwe ― Witnesses say a student has been whisked away by unknown people for protesting during a University of Zimbabwe graduation ceremony featuring President Robert Mugabe. An Associated Press photographer covering Thursday’s event say...
Oakland University in Suburban Detroit Won’t Keep President ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. ― Oakland University in suburban Detroit is searching for a new president. The school’s governing board said Thursday it will not renew the contract of George Hynd next summer. He was hired in 2014. Board chairman Richard...
Institutions Need to Better Serve American Indian/Alaskan Native Students According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) students enrolled in institutions of higher education increased 127% between 1976 and 2012. Higher education as a whole has yet to respond...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *