Department of Education (ED)
Bethany Bettcher, Grace Nelson
Head of Department
From 1992 to 1998, Duncan ran the nonprofit education foundation, that 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.
Arne Duncan is the ninth U.S. secretary of education.