Arne Duncan

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6:02 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mobile's Disadvantaged, Federal Preschool Aid and Flu Vaccine

Downtown Mobile
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A new survey says the city of Mobile ranks high among other U.S. cities when it comes to residents in need. The think-tank called Wallet Hub did a study on one hundred and fifty cities for the number of disadvantaged citizens. Mobile ranked high at one hundred and forty six. That’s just short of Detroit, which came in at one hundred and fifty. Wallet Hub spokesman Jill Gonzales says the group looked at factors like poverty or how many people lived without a full kitchen…

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Politics & Government
6:27 am
Tue September 9, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Visiting Alabama

Education Secretary Arne Duncan
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The U.S. secretary of education is visiting Alabama.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will make stops in Birmingham and Huntsville on Tuesday as part of a bus tour coinciding with the start of the school year.

In Birmingham, Duncan and Mayor William Bell will participate in a round-table discussion promoting President Obama's program to help young men. It's called "My Brother's Keeper."

Duncan is scheduled to hold a town-hall meeting later with students at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

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Blue Ribbon Schools
4:06 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

5 Alabama Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools

Five Alabama Schools have been designated Blue Ribbon Schools this year by the federal government

State and federal education officials are recognizing five Alabama schools which have been designated Blue Ribbon Schools this year.

Officials say the schools earned the distinction based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools nationwide as 2012 Blue Ribbon Schools