Duncan Talks with Mayors

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At a meeting with mayors, Secretary Duncan discussed their important role in education and the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Race to the Top

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President Obama announced plans to continue Race to the Top. 40 states and DC submitted applications to compete in Phase 1 of the program.

Haiti Earthquake Relief

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Find out ways you can get involved with relief efforts for the people of Haiti in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Secretary Duncan went to Atlanta to honor the civil rights leader and to challenge America to realize King's vision through education.
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Tue, January 26, 3:55 PM

Secretary Duncan describes highlights of his first year and goals for 2010 in this brief video.

Mon, January 25, 10:39 AM

The grant process for this historic $4 billion program has been strengthened to ensure maximum integrity and transparency.

Fri, January 15, 5:57 PM

Students respond to remarks made by Secretary Duncan and others on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fri, January 15, 9:58 AM

How do we pave the way for turning around low-performing schools? ED officials met with parents, teachers, and others in Kansas City to discuss that.

Wed, January 13, 3:50 PM

Students at an aspiring "turnaround school" in Los Angeles sent Secretary Duncan a letter. Read his response.

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"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of Haiti," Secretary Duncan said. He expressed hope that ED will be able to "play a role in helping the people of Haiti rebuild their lives and...schools."


On the 81st birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Secretary Duncan challenged America to realize King's vision through education.