June 29, 2015
Speaking from the perspective of a father of two young children, Secretary Arne Duncan described a set of educational rights that should belong to every family in America at the National PTA Convention in Charlotte, NC. These foundational family rights can unite everyone who works to ensure that students are prepared to thrive in school and in life. The set of rights follows the educational journey of a student—from access to quality preschool; to engagement in safe, well-resourced elementary and secondary schools that hold all students to high standards; to access to an affordable, quality college degree.
June 13, 2015
Thank you for that kind introduction, Sidney—and best of luck at Howard University this fall!
I'm sorry to say that we're just giving out diplomas today and not tickets for cruises, bowling, or Busch Gardens—apparently you got enough of that this year.
May 14, 2015
Thank you, Dr. McCallin for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to share the platform with you and Ms. Peña.
Thank you both for your leadership, and for all that Colorado's community colleges do to help studentsfrom every walk of lifefulfill their tremendous potential.
May 9, 2015I. Intro
Thank you so much, and good morning.
I'm so honored to be with you today, and to join in celebrating the class of 2015's success.
May 2, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Peterson, for that very kind introductionand for your unwavering stewardship of this important institution. Both here and throughout your remarkable career, you have brought a visionary approach to an ever-changing educational landscape.
April 9, 2015Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of Congress Passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
April 7, 2015Remarks by Secretary Duncan at Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley Education Innovation Summit
Thank you. Please give another round of applause to CarmitaI'm a huge, huge fan. If I could invest in someone as a stock I'd be investing in her right now. You guys should take a note.
March 18, 2015Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Duncan at the National Urban League’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your 12th annual legislative conference.
March 13, 2015Secretary Duncan’s Remarks on Press Call Highlighting States Where Education Funding Shortchanges Low-Income, Minority Students
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered the remarks below on a press call with National Urban League President Marc Morial about the importance of ensuring equity in education as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
January 12, 2015
Secretary Arne Duncan laid out a vision for the nation’s landmark education law, the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) in a speech at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, he called for a new law that will work to ensure strong opportunities for all students, and protect the most vulnerable.