Arne Duncan

Basketball Player
Born Nov 6, 1964

Arne Duncan is an American education administrator who has been United States Secretary of Education since 2009. Duncan previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.

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    Trying To Educate The Education Reformers, Without Success
    Huffington Post - May 20, 2016
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    LATimes - Mar 17, 2016


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1964 Birth Born on November 6, 1964.


1987 22 Years Old Duncan attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later Harvard College, where he played on the basketball team and graduated magna cum laude in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old In 1992, childhood friend and investment banker John W. Rogers, Jr., appointed Duncan director of the Ariel Education Initiative, a program mentoring children at one of the city's worst-performing elementary schools and then assisting them as they proceeded further in the education system.


1996 31 Years Old After the school closed in 1996, Duncan and Rogers were instrumental in re-opening it as a charter school, Ariel Community Academy.
1999 34 Years Old In 1999, Duncan was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas.
2001 36 Years Old Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Duncan to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools on June 26, 2001. … Read More


2009 44 Years Old Duncan was appointed U.S. Secretary of Education by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2009. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old In March 2011, Duncan said 82 percent of the nation’s public schools could be failing by the following year under the standards of the No Child Left Behind law. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old …  Duncan also participated in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Games.
Comedian Kevin Hart conceded the 2014 MVP of the celebrity game to Duncan (20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists). … Read More


2015 50 Years Old On October 2, 2015, Duncan announced he would be stepping down at the close of 2015, to be succeeded by John King, Jr. The media stated his tenure had been marked by a "willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education."
2016 51 Years Old In March 2016, Duncan announced he will be joining the Palo Alto-based education group, Emerson Collective, as a managing partner.
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