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Arne Duncan's Biography

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Full Name:

Arne Duncan




Wife: Karen; 2 Children: Claire, Ryan

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Hyde Park, IL

Home City:

Arlington, VA

BA, Sociology, Harvard University, 1987

United States Secretary of Education, 2009-2015

Confirmed by the United States Senate, United States Secretary of Education, January 20, 2009

Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 2001-2008

Director, Ariel Education Initiative, 1992-1998

Professional Basketball Player, Australia, 1987-1991

Former Board Member, Ariel Education Initiative

Former Board Member, Chicago Cares

Former Member, Dean's Advisory Board, Kellogg School of Management

Former Board Member, Golden Apple Foundation

Former Board of Overseers, Harvard College

Former Visiting Committee, Harvard University's Graduate School of Education

Former Board Member, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

Former Board Member, Jobs for America's Graduates

Former Board Member, Junior Achievement

Former Board Member, National Association of Basketball Coaches' Foundation

Former Board Member, Renaissance Schools Fund

Former Board Member, Scholarship Chicago

Former Board Member, South Side Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Former Board Member, The Children's Center

Former Member, Visiting Committee, University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite Musician:

I love U2's version of "Instant Karma", Beyoncé, and Kanye West (another Chicago native)

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Basketball, reading to my kids, sightseeing with the family, and going to my kids' soccer games