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May 12, 2012

The Ladder Beneath My Feet

I feel very fortunate to be here today to share in something which I think we do too little of in the field of education—and that is to celebrate success. To our graduates, and to their families who have supported them on this journey, congratulations.

May 3, 2012

Broadening the Spirit of Respect and Cooperation for the Global Public Good

Strengthening Education as a Global Public Good

Thank you, Dr. Goodman, for that kind introduction—and for your leadership of this valued and venerable institution. It's striking to realize that IIE is approaching its centennial—and to consider its remarkable achievements during that time, in strengthening educational exchange and promoting understanding among nations.

April 30, 2012

The Obama Record in Education

Thank you, Mark.

Good morning and welcome to Washington, delegates.

This is the third Mom Congress, and I've been honored to be at all three of them. I'm even more honored to have partners like you working across America to support education.

April 19, 2012

A New Blueprint for Career and Technical Education

Before we start today's town hall discussion, I want to talk for a minute about the Obama administration's blueprint for reforming career and technical education, which we are releasing today.

April 19, 2012

Investing in America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education

Thank you Arne – for being here today to highlight this critically important initiative for our nation's economic prosperity.

April 12, 2012

The Power of Debate—Building the Five "C's" for the 21st Century

I am delighted to be here tonight because the value of debate teams is both so great and yet so under-recognized.

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April 10, 2012

The State of States Preschool—and Round Two of the RTT-Early Learning Challenge

Thank you, Steve [Barnett], for that kind introduction—and for the important work of the National Institute for Early Education Research over the last decade.

April 2, 2012

Prepared Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Report, "Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009-10"

Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks

I'm delighted to be back in a school, and have the chance to talk to students, teachers, and parents. I loved hearing the Miner Glee Club. What a great, arts-infused school!

March 28, 2012

Testimony of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2013 Budget Request

Chairman Klein, Ranking Member Miller and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for this opportunity to talk about President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget for the Department of Education.

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March 22, 2012

Testimony of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—FY 2013 Budget Request

Chairman Rehberg, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for this opportunity to talk about President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget for the Department of Education.

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