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Managing Partner, Emerson Collective; Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2009 - 2015)

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 Arne Duncan Biography

As Managing Partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. From 2001 to 2008, Duncan won praise for uniting the city’s stakeholders behind an education agenda that included opening 100 new schools; expanding after-school, summer learning, early childhood and college access programs; dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers; and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, majoring in sociology. At Harvard, he served as co-captain of the basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Arne Duncan is the ninth U.S. secretary of education. Duncan served under President Barack Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 1, 2016.

Duncan’s tenure as secretary has been marked by a number of significant accomplishments on behalf of American students and teachers. He helped to secure congressional support for President Obama’s investments in education, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $100 billion to fund 325,000 teaching jobs, increases in Pell grants, reform efforts such as Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation, and interventions in low-performing schools. Additionally, he has helped secure an additional $10 billion to avoid teacher layoffs; the elimination of student loan subsidies to banks; and a $500 million national competition for early learning programs. Under Duncan’s leadership at the Department, the Race to the Top program has the incentives, guidance, and flexibility it needs to support reforms in states. The Department also has focused billions of dollars to transform struggling schools, prompting nearly 1,000 low-performing schools nationwide to recruit new staff, adopt new teaching methods, and add learning time.

In support of President Obama’s goal for the United States to produce the highest percentage of college graduates by the year 2020, Duncan has helped secure increases in the Pell grant program to boost the number of young Americans attending college and receiving postsecondary degrees. He has begun new efforts to ensure that colleges and universities provide more transparency around graduation, job placement, and student loan default rates. With the income-based repayment program introduced during Duncan’s tenure, student loan payments are being reduced for college graduates in low-paying jobs, and loans will be forgiven after 10 years for persons in certain public service occupations, such as teachers, police officers and firefighters.

Before becoming secretary of education, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a position he held from June 2001 through December 2008. In that time, he won praise for uniting education reformers, teachers, principals and business stakeholders behind an aggressive education reform agenda that included opening more than 100 new schools, expanding after-school and summer learning programs, closing down underperforming schools, increasing early childhood and college access, dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers, and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan is credited with significantly raising student performance on national and state tests, increasing graduation rates and the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement courses, and boosting the total number of scholarships secured by CPS students to more than $150 million.

Prior to joining the Chicago Public Schools, from 1992 to 1998, Duncan ran the nonprofit education foundation Ariel Education Initiative, which helped fund a college education for a class of inner-city children under the I Have A Dream program. He was part of a team that later started a new public elementary school built around a financial literacy curriculum, the Ariel Community Academy, which today ranks among the top elementary schools in Chicago. From 1987 to 1991, Duncan played professional basketball in Australia, where he also worked with children who were wards of the state.

Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, after majoring in sociology. He was co-captain of Harvard’s basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Duncan is married to Karen Duncan, and they have two children.

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  • Obama Wants To Get Rich And Poor Kids In The Same Classroom

    After years of inaction on the issue, the Obama administration is taking new steps to help schools achieve socioeconomic diversity. Included in the president's proposed 2017 budget is a $120 million competitive grant program to help districts devise and implement plans to get rich and poor children in the same classrooms. The initiative -- called Stronger Together -- provides funds for...

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down - CNNPolitics.com

    (CNN) President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

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Arne Duncan

Managing Partner, Emerson Collective; Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2009 - 2015)

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Arne Duncan Biography

As Managing Partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. From 2001 to 2008, Duncan won praise for uniting the city’s stakeholders behind an education agenda that included opening 100 new schools; expanding after-school, summer learning, early childhood and college access programs; dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers; and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, majoring in sociology. At Harvard, he served as co-captain of the basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Arne Duncan is the ninth U.S. secretary of education. Duncan served under President Barack Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 1, 2016.

Duncan’s tenure as secretary has been marked by a number of significant accomplishments on behalf of American students and teachers. He helped to secure congressional support for President Obama’s investments in education, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $100 billion to fund 325,000 teaching jobs, increases in Pell grants, reform efforts such as Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation, and interventions in low-performing schools. Additionally, he has helped secure an additional $10 billion to avoid teacher layoffs; the elimination of student loan subsidies to banks; and a $500 million national competition for early learning programs. Under Duncan’s leadership at the Department, the Race to the Top program has the incentives, guidance, and flexibility it needs to support reforms in states. The Department also has focused billions of dollars to transform struggling schools, prompting nearly 1,000 low-performing schools nationwide to recruit new staff, adopt new teaching methods, and add learning time.

In support of President Obama’s goal for the United States to produce the highest percentage of college graduates by the year 2020, Duncan has helped secure increases in the Pell grant program to boost the number of young Americans attending college and receiving postsecondary degrees. He has begun new efforts to ensure that colleges and universities provide more transparency around graduation, job placement, and student loan default rates. With the income-based repayment program introduced during Duncan’s tenure, student loan payments are being reduced for college graduates in low-paying jobs, and loans will be forgiven after 10 years for persons in certain public service occupations, such as teachers, police officers and firefighters.

Before becoming secretary of education, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a position he held from June 2001 through December 2008. In that time, he won praise for uniting education reformers, teachers, principals and business stakeholders behind an aggressive education reform agenda that included opening more than 100 new schools, expanding after-school and summer learning programs, closing down underperforming schools, increasing early childhood and college access, dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers, and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan is credited with significantly raising student performance on national and state tests, increasing graduation rates and the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement courses, and boosting the total number of scholarships secured by CPS students to more than $150 million.

Prior to joining the Chicago Public Schools, from 1992 to 1998, Duncan ran the nonprofit education foundation Ariel Education Initiative, which helped fund a college education for a class of inner-city children under the I Have A Dream program. He was part of a team that later started a new public elementary school built around a financial literacy curriculum, the Ariel Community Academy, which today ranks among the top elementary schools in Chicago. From 1987 to 1991, Duncan played professional basketball in Australia, where he also worked with children who were wards of the state.

Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, after majoring in sociology. He was co-captain of Harvard’s basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Duncan is married to Karen Duncan, and they have two children.

Arne Duncan Videos

  • ASU GSV Summit: Fireside Chat with Jessie Woolley-Wilson and ...
    Apr 24, 2018 ... Keynote Fireside Chat: Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chair, CEO, President, DreamBox Learning and Arne Duncan, Manager Partner, Emerson ...
  • ASU GSV Summit: Arne Duncan Keynote Speech + Interview with ...
    May 23, 2016 ... Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education, Keynote Speech + Interview with Richard Culatta and Rebecca Jarvis at the 2015 ASU...
  • An Interview with Arne Duncan - YouTube
    Jan 22, 2010 ... The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, President Obama's pick for secretary of education, discusses his strategy for reforming...

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  • How to book Arne Duncan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Arne Duncan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Arne Duncan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Arne Duncan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Arne Duncan?

    Booking fees for Arne Duncan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Arne Duncan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Arne Duncan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arne Duncan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Arne Duncan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Arne Duncan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Arne Duncan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Arne Duncan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Arne Duncan for your event is available upon request. Arne Duncan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michelle Rhee, Geoffrey Canada, Salman (Sal) Khan, Margaret Spellings and Larry Rosenstock. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Arne Duncan for an upcoming event.

Arne Duncan Speaker Videos

  • ASU GSV Summit: Fireside Chat with Jessie Woolley-Wilson and ...
    Apr 24, 2018 ... Keynote Fireside Chat: Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chair, CEO, President, DreamBox Learning and Arne Duncan, Manager Partner, Emerson ...
    ASU GSV Summit: Arne Duncan Keynote Speech + Interview with ...
    May 23, 2016 ... Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education, Keynote Speech + Interview with Richard Culatta and Rebecca Jarvis at the 2015 ASU GSV ...
  • An Interview with Arne Duncan - YouTube
    Jan 22, 2010 ... The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, President Obama's pick for secretary of education, discusses his strategy for reforming the city's ...
    Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education on Vimeo
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Keynote Address ...

Arne Duncan News

  • Obama Wants To Get Rich And Poor Kids In The Same Classroom

    After years of inaction on the issue, the Obama administration is taking new steps to help schools achieve socioeconomic diversity. Included in the president's proposed 2017 budget is a $120 million competitive grant program to help districts devise and implement plans to get rich and poor children in the same classrooms. The initiative -- called Stronger Together -- provides funds for...

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down - CNNPolitics.com

    (CNN) President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

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