December 14, 2015
Thank you so much. I think all that applause might be for the last speech part of what she said so. I’m honored to be here. It might not quite be my last speech and I’ll keep it pretty brief.
November 12, 2015In a speech at Burke High School in Boston, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed the progress states and districts have seen in the last six years in partnership with the Department's signature programs and policies, including Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants and Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility.
September 30, 2015In a speech at the National Press Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on state and local governments to invest in schools instead of jails. It's about setting a different direction as a society, a different priorityone that says we believe in great teaching early in our kids' lives, rather than courts, jails and prisons later.
July 27, 2015Secretary of Education Arne Duncan laid out his vision for America’s higher education system of the future. Duncan noted that while more students are graduating college than ever before at our nation’s world-class colleges and universities, for far too many students, the nation’s higher education system isn’t delivering what they need and deserve.
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