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Necessary skills

Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings appear at a ceremony earlier in December at Wescott Elementary School, where ten school principals were given performance awards. Duncan was selected by President-elect Barack Obama Monday to succeed Spellings as the U.S. Secretary of Education. During her visit, Spellings said Duncan had the necessary skills to take her place.Tribune photo by Chuck Berman