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The Secretary of State, Michael Gove, yesterday hosted a visit from Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education.
Mr Duncan was here to exchange ideas with the UK Government. On both sides of the Atlantic, reforming Governments are implementing ambitious plans to transform state education. Secretary Duncan has helped introduce charter schools, the equivalent of our free schools and academies, to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged students.