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Paige Names 172 Blue Ribbon Schools

Paige Names 172 Blue Ribbon Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today named 172 public and private secondary schools selected as the 2001-2002 Blue Ribbon Schools. This marks the 19th year of the program, which honors excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, and parental involvement. “In education, like every other enterprise, we must […]

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01/17/96 Bloom Sworn In as Inspector General

01/17/96 Bloom Sworn In as Inspector General Thomas R. Bloom was sworn in January 3 as the inspector general of the U. S. Department of Education. He was nominated by President Clinton on July 17 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22. “It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Bloom to this critical […]

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Teach for America Awarded 1 Million Dollars to Extend Its Reach

Teach for America Awarded 1 Million Dollars to Extend Its Reach Teach For America (TFA) will receive $1 million to expand the pool of talented and committed individuals trained to become highly qualified teachers for students in our nation’s poorest schools. Mrs. Laura Bush made the announcement today while visiting Greenville High School in Greenville, […]

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Paige Issues Statement on Report from President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education

Paige Issues Statement on Report from President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today released a statement on the final report from the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education, which was forwarded to President Bush last week. Paige’s statement follows: “I applaud Gov. Branstad and the other members […]

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3/6/96 Maryland Del. John Leopold Appointed to Disability Panel

3/6/96 Maryland Del. John Leopold Appointed to Disability Panel John Leopold, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Pasadena, has been appointed by Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley to serve on the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council. The panel coordinates federal services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. “Del. Leopold has been […]

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Secretary Paige and Attorney General Ashcroft Announce Commission to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education

Secretary Paige and Attorney General Ashcroft Announce Commission to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education Revised U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft today announced the creation of the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission to encourage and coordinate activities that will commemorate the 1954 […]

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Leonard Spearman Heads White House Initiative on HBCUs

Leonard Spearman Heads White House Initiative on HBCUs Print photo For the first time since its creation in 1980, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has an executive director who is a former president of an HBCU. Leonard Spearman, former president of Texas Southern University and a former ambassador to […]

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Paige Hails House for Not Leaving Pell Grant Recipients Behind

Paige Hails House for Not Leaving Pell Grant Recipients Behind U.S. Secretary Rod Paige praised the action taken by the House Appropriations Committee to commit $1 billion in the Fiscal Year 2002 Supplemental Appropriations bill to help fully fund the Federal Pell Grant program. “Hats off to Subcommittee Chairman Regula and Chairman Young for addressing […]

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9/14/94 High School Dropout Rates Decline Over Two Decades

9/14/94 High School Dropout Rates Decline Over Two Decades Over the past 20 years, dropout rates have declined, as overall high school completion rates have increased, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education. “I am encouraged that over the past two decades we’ve seen good progress in students completing high […]

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Secretary Paige Announces Intent to Provide More Flexibility Regarding Single-Sex Classes and Schools

Secretary Paige Announces Intent to Provide More Flexibility Regarding Single-Sex Classes and Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced his intention to provide more flexibility for single-sex classes and schools and issued a notice of intent to regulate (NOIR), requesting input from the public regarding single-sex classes and schools. The No Child Left […]