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Stories with person: Arne Duncan
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.

  • Activists say hunger strike over Chicago school has ended 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 1:15 pm

    CHICAGO - Activists have announced the end of a 34-day hunger strike over the fate of a Chicago neighborhood school, an effort that garnered national headlines when supporters disrupted public budget hearings held by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Obama unveils a scaled-back college search tool 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 6:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation's colleges and universities.