From this show's weekly news roundup by K.P. Whaley:
Senior transition officials say Obama will nominate Arne Duncan to be Education Secretary tomorrow at his 11:45 a.m. (ET) news conference in Chicago.
Duncan has worked in the Chicago Public Schools for ten years and was named CEO of the system by Mayor Richard Daley in 2001. He supports merit pay for administrators and teachers; money for teacher retraining, recruitment and classroom infrastructure; and was the lead proponent for the proposed Chicago-based high school for LGBT youth, Social Justice Pride Campus.