United States Secretary of Education

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The United States secretary of education is the head of the United States Department of Education.wikipedia
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United States Department of Education

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The United States secretary of education is the head of the United States Department of Education.
The Department of Education is administered by the United States secretary of education.

Betsy DeVos

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The current, and 11th, secretary of education is Betsy DeVos, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and approved by the United States Senate on February 7, 2017.
Elisabeth Dee DeVos (née Prince; born January 8, 1958) is the 11th and current United States Secretary of Education since 2017.

Cabinet of the United States

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As a member of the president's Cabinet, the secretary is fifteenth in the line of succession to the presidency. The United States secretary of education is a member of the president's Cabinet and is the fifteenth in the United States presidential line of succession.

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The United States secretary of education is a member of the president's Cabinet and is the fifteenth in the United States presidential line of succession.

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity

The secretary is advised by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, an advisory committee, on "matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education."
The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI, pronounced nah-SEEK-eeh) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Education "on matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education.".

Shirley Hufstedler

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The most recent secretary of Education to die was Shirley Hufstedler (served 1979–1981, born 1925) on March 30, 2016.
Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler (August 24, 1925 – March 30, 2016) was an American lawyer and judge who served as the first United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter from November 30, 1979 to January 20, 1981.

Terrel Bell

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The most recently serving secretary to die was Terrel Bell (served 1981–1985, born 1921) on June 22, 1996.
Terrel Howard Bell (November 11, 1921 – June 22, 1996) was the Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of President Ronald Reagan.

William Bennett

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William John Bennett (born July 31, 1943) is an American conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist, who served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

Lauro Cavazos

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As of January 2020, there are eight living former secretaries of education (with all secretaries that have served since 1985 still living), the oldest being Lauro Cavazos (served 1988–1990, born 1927).
He served as the US Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet.

Lamar Alexander

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A member of the Republican Party, he also was the 45th governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987 and the 5th United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993, where he helped the implementation of Education 2000.

Richard Riley

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Richard Wilson "Dick" Riley (born January 2, 1933) is an American politician, the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and the 111th governor of South Carolina.

Rod Paige

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Roderick Raynor Paige (born June 17, 1933) served as the 7th United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005.

Arne Duncan

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Arne Starkey Duncan (born November 6, 1964) was the United States Secretary of Education from 2009 through December 2015.

John King Jr.

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He served as the 10th United States Secretary of Education from 2016 to 2017.

Margaret Spellings

She served as Secretary of Education in Bush's administration from 2005 to 2009, during which time she convened the Commission on the Future of Higher Education to recommend reform at the post-secondary level.

Phil Rosenfelt

Philip H. Rosenfelt is an American lawyer and civil servant who served as the acting United States Secretary of Education from January 20, 2017 until February 7, 2017.

United States Deputy Secretary of Education

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The deputy secretary becomes Acting Secretary of Education in the event of the secretary's absence, disability, or a vacancy in the Office of Secretary.

President of the United States

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As a member of the president's Cabinet, the secretary is fifteenth in the line of succession to the presidency. The United States secretary of education is a member of the president's Cabinet and is the fifteenth in the United States presidential line of succession.

Secretary

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As a member of the president's Cabinet, the secretary is fifteenth in the line of succession to the presidency.

Presidency

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As a member of the president's Cabinet, the secretary is fifteenth in the line of succession to the presidency.

Education policy

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This secretary deals with federal influence over education policy, and heads the United States Department of Education.