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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Education Secretary Michael Gove

The US and UK education secretaries meet to exchange ideas, particularly with regard to raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Education Secretary Michael Gove
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Education Secretary Michael Gove

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.

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Education Secretary Michael Gove and David Laws MP
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Education Secretary Michael Gove and David Laws MP discuss the Obama administration's education reform agenda

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Published 4 November 2010