Arne Duncan

US Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan is secretary of the US Department of Education, where he has taken historic steps to preserve jobs, strengthen education, and make college affordable for all. Prior to his appointment in 2009, he served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools from 2001 through 2008. He previously ran the nonprofit Ariel Education Initiative, which helped fund college educations for inner-city children. Duncan has served on numerous boards, including Chicago Cares and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and has received many honors, including recognition from the Civic Federation of Chicago and the Anti-Defamation League.

Videos/Audio of Arne Duncan

This presentation will elicit commentary on progress toward the Obama administration’s college graduation and equity... See more
In this era of intense international competition, why are US kids failing compared to their peers around the world?... See more
Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses the Race to the Top challenge issued by the White House to states. Has it had... See more
Introduced to schools more than a century ago as a tool of nation building, youth sport now sits at a crossroads, amid... See more
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses the future of American education.  See more