Arne Duncan is an expert in education. He is known for having served as the U.S. Secretary of Education. He is currently a senior fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a board member for Communities In Schools and Community X. After university, Duncan played professional basketball in Australia. He was then appointed director of Chicago's Ariel Education Initiative, which he helped transform into a charter school. He was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for the Chicago Public Schools CEO. Duncan was appointed Secretary of Education during the Obama administration. He stepped down amid opposition from teachers. He became a managing partner of the Emerson Collective education group in Palo Alto. His first book, "How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success From One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education," was published in 2018. Duncan was raised in Chicago. He received is B.A. in sociology from Harvard College, where he co-captained the basketball team.
Author, managing partner of Chicago Cred and former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins Justin to talk about how community groups and violence prevention organizations are challenging themselves and the broader Chicago community to set a goal of reducing gun violence by 20 percent in 2020. Secretary Duncan talks about the impetus for this challenge, his experience with gun violence growing up and during his time at CPS, what is needed to reduce gun violence, why Chicago is […]
Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan along with Chicago Police detective Vivian Williams talk with Craig Dellimore about their efforts in helping Chicago's at-risk-youth. 
UC3P sits down with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to talk about his thoughts on the state of education in the US as well as his current work on gun violence in Chicago.Credits:Julian Lake, for interviewingDavid Raban, for producing, engineering, and editing
Shanna Peeples gets REAL with former secretary of education Arne Duncan as they talk race, equity, gun violence, and improving America's schools. In addition to sharing his thoughts on the courageous conversation questions, Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) discusses some of the key stories that anchor his new book, How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education. Shanna mentions this article and review of the book in Politico.
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