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December 5, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Inter-American Development Bank

As I listened to [IDB] President Moreno's remarks, I was struck not by how different the U.S. education system is but rather by how many educational challenges the U.S. shares with Latin America and Caribbean nations.

December 5, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference

Thank you, Mr. Hill, for delivering that wonderful opening invocation. I can't tell you how pleased and honored I am to join you again for the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference.

November 8, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Education Trust Conference

This is a day of celebration in so many ways. I'm thrilled for our nation, and I'm thrilled for our nation's school children, that President Obama has been re-elected.

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October 18, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the TIME Higher Education Summit

It's great to be at the TIME Summit on Higher Education with such a distinguished group of leaders. All of you have thought long and hard about the future of higher education. And I'll try to be brief before we turn to the panel discussion.

October 2, 2012

Moving Forward, Staying Focused

Three weeks ago, we began a cross-country bus tour in California to visit schools, meet with educators and students, get feedback and listen, and generally take the pulse of people after nearly four years in office.

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September 18, 2012

Closing The Opportunity Gap

Thank you for that generous introduction, Dennis [Van Roekel].

One of the most extraordinary opportunities in my job is that I get to visit hallowed ground. I get to stand in the footsteps of giants who fought and won battles for equal educational opportunity. And so it is today.

August 22, 2012

Change is Hard

I asked to speak with you today because, after three-plus years in Washington, it’s a good time to take stock of where we are as a country – and where we are going.

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August 9, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference

Thanks very much, Rahm, for that generous introduction.

I'm not sure what I've done to deserve such a glowing introduction. But I have a hunch that Rahm will let me know in a few minutes. He said something about wanting to have, quote, "a frank exchange of views."

July 25, 2012

Testimony of Secretary Duncan before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee

I want to thank the Chairman, the Ranking Member, and other Members of this Subcommittee for your support. Over the past three years, we've protected students at risk while investing in education reform that supports bold and courageous leadership at the both state and local level.

July 17, 2012

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the National Academy Foundation NEXT Conference

[Speaker may have deviated from prepared remarks.]

Thank you, J.D., for the warm welcome. Good afternoon, everyone.

It's a pleasure to join you all in marking the National Academy Foundation's 30-year record of impact, in states all across America.

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