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Former Education Secretary Says Reducing Violence Will Help Students Learn, Grow

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Before Arne Duncan served as the Secretary of Education under President Obama, he spent seven years trying to improve Chicago’s schools as CEO of the country’s third largest school district. One of the city’s most pressing challenges was curbing the gun violence that many of Chicago’s students experience on a daily basis. It’s one of Duncan’s focuses in his new role as managing partner at the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit organization that promotes social justice initiatives.