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October 27, 2010

The Link Between Standards and Innovation: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks to Innovate to Educate Symposium, Richmond, VA

It is pleasure to be here today.

Thank you, Governor McDonnell for convening such a great group of leaders to discuss how Virginians can use innovation to drive education reform.

Today, I want to discuss the often neglected link between standards and innovation. Even the very words "standards" and "innovation" seem at odds with each other.

October 21, 2010

Agricultural Education in the 21st Century: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the FFA Convention

Thank you! What an incredible gathering we have here today! I look around this Field House, and I am so hopeful about the nation's future.


FFA Convention in Indianapolis

Secretary Arne Duncan delivered the keynote address at the FFA National Conventi
October 19, 2010

Education and International Competition: The Win-Win Game. Secretary Duncan's Remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City

It's great to be back before the Council on Foreign Relations. I am looking forward to a spirited discussion with your members.

I want to talk briefly today about my article in the forthcoming Foreign Affairs on education and international competitiveness, and then turn over the discussion to my good friend and moderator, New York's chancellor Joel Klein.

October 14, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces $27 Million for Three Ready-to-Learn Television Program Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced three awards totaling $27 million for projects to improve educational opportunities for young learners through innovative technology. Grants will be used to develop and deliver high-quality, age-appropriate, educational content to increase the early literacy and mathematics skills of young children age two through eight years old.

Secretary Duncan Visits Tampa, Florida

School band performing at Secretary's visit to Tampa schools
October 14, 2010

Duncan, AFT & NEA Call for National Education Reform Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

TAMPA, Fla. -- At an event to celebrate labor-management collaboration and resulting education reforms in Hillsborough County, Fla., U.S.

October 13, 2010

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the resignation of Michelle Rhee as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.