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Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

1 year 3 weeks 1 day ago October 02, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Friday, October 02 2015 October 02, 2015 10:23 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration.

Duncan says in a letter to staff that he's returning to Chicago to live with his family.

The letter was obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by a White House official. The official wasn't authorized to comment by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Barack Obama is tapping Education Department official John King Jr. as acting secretary through the end of his term. But Obama is not nominating King to be secretary.

King is currently serving as delegated deputy secretary. He oversees preschool through high school education and manages the department's operations.

Obama plans to discuss the change in leadership Friday afternoon at the White House.

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