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**FILE** President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

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From left, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro and Education Secretary Arne Duncan participate in a roundtable discussion on education reform at Jepson School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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From left, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro and Education Secretary Arne Duncan participate in a roundtable discussion on education reform at Jepson School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan chimed in Monday in support of federal recognition of same-sex marriage. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivers a speech during the Puerto Rico Education Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan says "children who need more are getting less." A new report found inequitable Title 1 funding between poorer schools and wealthier ones. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left), delivers his back-to school speech on Sept. 28, 2011, at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in D.C. (Associated Press)

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left) and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, take part in an education forum on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Duncan plans to reward states, among them Tennessee, with waivers from the No Child Left Behind education law. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Education Secretary Arne Duncan (right) discusses waivers for No Child Left Behind at the White House on Monday as White House press secretary Jay Carney looks on. The Obama administration has moved forward with a plan to grant waivers to states if they demonstrate reform and maintain high levels of student achievement. Several states will apply for relief.

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday contended the Dream Act would reduce the federal deficit by $1.4 billion over the next decade by allowing more illegal immigrants to stay in the country and pay taxes. (Associated Press0

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is set to open a third round of Race to the Top education grants Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama walks with budget director Jack Lew and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they travel to Baltimore, Md., Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast on Wednesday to tout the federally funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. (Associated Press)

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spoken positively of the D.C. schools chancellor's reforms. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama, followed by teachers and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, to urge the House to pass legislation that could help keep 160,000 educators on the job. From left are: Shannon Lewis, of Romney, W. Va., who was a special education instructor who lost her job in June when her position was cut due to lack of funding, Duncan, and Rachel Martin who taught kindergarten in Richton Park, Ill. until she was laid off in March. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by teachers, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, to urge the House to pass legislation that could help keep 160,000 educators on the job. From left are: Shannon Lewis, of Romney, W. Va., who was a special education instructor who lost her job in June when her position was cut due to lack of funding, Duncan, the president, and Rachel Martin who taught kindergarten in Richton Park, Ill. until she was laid off in March. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama, followed by (from left) Education Secretary Arne Duncan and educators Rachel Martin and Shannon Lewis, walks to the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)