U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter is leaving her post to "return to academia" this fall. Since joining the Education Department as the highest-ranking higher-education official in 2009, Kanter has worked to improve community colleges and promote open educational resources. "She was the one person who really, truly understood what goes on on a college and university campus," said Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Council on Education.

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