Obama Expected to Name Education Secretary on Tuesday
By Philip Rucker
President-elect Barack Obama will name Chicago public schools superintendent Arne Duncan as his secretary of education at a news conference tomorrow at a Chicago elementary school, a senior Democratic official said.
Duncan, 44, is chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, where he has steered one of the nation's largest school districts since 2001. A graduate of Harvard University, Duncan was raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, not far from Obama's home, and is a longtime friend and basketball partner of Obama's. Duncan is a former director of Ariel Education Initiative, which creates educational opportunities for inner-city youth in Chicago's South Side. He began working for Chicago Public Schools in 1998.
Obama plans to introduce Duncan tomorrow morning at Dodge Renaissance Academy, a Chicago elementary school that the two visited together in 2005.
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