Tuesday, December 16, 2008

President-elect to name Arne Duncan as Ed Secretary

Well, the end of the semester is always a busy time - doubly so when one is working on a grant proposal. So I've be out of action for several days and when I have been able to post it has been overly rushed.

We had a state board meeting last week and some movement on the Ed Sec in DC. One more big stack of papers to grade....then I hope things will get back to normal next week.

This from MSNBC, photo by Charles Rex Arbogast:

Obama taps Chicago schools chief

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan to serve as education secretary, people with knowledge of the decision said Monday.

Obama planned to announce his choice Tuesday morning. These individuals confirmed Duncan's selection Monday on condition of anonymity because Obama had not made the decision public.
Duncan has run the country's third-biggest school district for the past seven years. He has focused on improving struggling schools, closing those that fail...

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