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Summary of Arne Duncan's Confirmation Hearing

Please find attached a four page summary from Washington Partners of Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education.

Discussion topics included:

-Full Funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
-Duncan's three major goals as Sec. of Education

1. Improve access to high quality early childhood programs
2. Raise standards for K-12 education and raise teacher quality
3. Improve access and affordability of postsecondary education

-Teacher preparation and retention under Title II of the Higher Ed. Act
-Early Childhood Education views
-The graduation rate
-Student loan debt

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