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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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March 19, 2012

“Working in the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools: A Progress Report”

Thank you, Reba, for that generous introduction--and thanks to Target for the commitment and leadership they’ve shown in working to strengthen our nation’s schools.

I also want to give a shout-out to Bob Balfanz and John Bridgeland for their groundbreaking work over the years to identify and promote solutions to the high school dropout crisis.

March 14, 2012

World-Class Teachers and School Leaders

Thank you and welcome back to New York! We are delighted to co-host the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession with our outstanding partners and fellow participants.