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November 2, 2011

Siding with Students

Good evening and thank you for inviting me here to Rhode Island to talk about the challenges and the opportunities to improve education and strengthen our economy.

President Obama and I believe deeply that education and the economy are inextricably linked. American cannot thrive in the new century without a skilled and educated workforce.

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October 31, 2011

Secretary Duncan’s Remarks at the U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Summit

Opening Remarks

Thank you, Under Secretary Stock. The State Department and Secretary Clinton are deeply committed to international education. In tandem with the U.S. Department of Education, they have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to expanding international exchange and higher education partnerships.

October 17, 2011

The Road Ahead for Puerto Rico

Today, I've been fortunate to get an education in Puerto Rico's P-12 system. And from the frank discussions at the Summit, to the students and great teachers whom I talked with at the Ines Maria Mendoza Elementary School in Bayamon, one conclusion leaps out. Puerto Rico today is at an educational crossroads.

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October 13, 2011

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Closing Plenary of the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit, Georgetown University

I am delighted to be here. The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit is supporting educational partnerships that all nations should aspire to empower.

I want to second Secretary Clinton’s vision and support for international partnerships, and our shared understanding that the United States and India mutually benefit from strengthening higher education.

October 12, 2011

A Tale of Two Theories of Education and Economic Growth

This is both an exciting and challenging time for Oregon’s educators, parents, and children.

October 3, 2011

A New Approach to Teacher Education Reform and Improvement

Thank you all for coming out today—and my special thanks to Dennis Van Roekel and Wendy Kopp for joining me here and to the remarkable group of educators and leaders in the field who are participating in our panel discussion.

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September 21, 2011

We Will Not Fail Our Children

I want to thank you for being here today. Over the past year, all of us in the Obama administration have been joining forces to address and reduce bullying. I believe we've made real progress – but I know that we have a long way to go.

September 20, 2011

Engaging the World Anew Conference

It is great to have the opportunity to talk with the HBCU family once again.

It's been almost three years since the President offered me this job. It has been a wonderful opportunity, one of the best jobs in the world.

September 16, 2011

The Digital Promise

Thank you so much Josneil.

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September 15, 2011

Digital Badges for Learning

I'm excited to be here to celebrate the launch of the 2011 competition, and its potential to propel a quantum leap forward in education reform. We're on the verge of harnessing education's power to unleash the full measure of human potential.

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