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Paige Announces Grants to Early Childhood and Elementary Reading Programs

Paige Announces Grants to Early Childhood and Elementary Reading Programs U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced the award of two grants totaling more than $1.7 million to two University of Texas projects for pre-kindergarten teacher training materials and professional development in early childhood reading instruction. “Reading is the foundation of all learning, and […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Visits New York City Schools and Offers $4 Million in Immediate Assistance

U.S. Secretary of Education Visits New York City Schools and Offers $4 Million in Immediate Assistance President Bush joins Paige by telephone to make grant to Chancellor Levy during school visit. New York City, Sept. 17— President Bush and U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has delivered […]

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Education Secretary Paige Delivers Commencement Address at the University of the District of Columbia

Education Secretary Paige Delivers Commencement Address at the University of the District of Columbia Following are the prepared remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to Saturday’s commencement ceremonies at the University of the District of Columbia. Please note that the secretary may deviate from the text. Thank you for that warm welcome. It […]

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Secretary of Education Paige Celebrates National Charter Schools Week at D.C. Charter School

Secretary of Education Paige Celebrates National Charter Schools Week at D.C. Charter School U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today celebrated National Charter Schools Week at the Friendship Edison Collegiate Academy in northeast Washington, D.C. — one event in a week’s worth of activities recognizing the importance of charter schools in communities throughout the country. […]

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Education Department Hosts Faith-Based and Community Organizations Conference in Pittsburgh

Education Department Hosts Faith-Based and Community Organizations Conference in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa.—More than 400 individuals representing Pittsburgh-area faith-based and community organizations attended the first of a series of conferences focusing on President Bush’s vision of a partnership between these organizations and the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that no child is left behind. The […]

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Paige Announces $2.7 Million in Reading First Grants for Hawaii Children

Paige Announces $2.7 Million in Reading First Grants for Hawaii Children U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced that Hawaii will receive more than $2.7 million for year one of a multi-year Reading First grant to help schools and districts improve children’s reading achievement using scientifically proven methods of instruction. The state’s application passed […]

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Paige, Senior Officials Celebrate Charter Schools Week

Paige, Senior Officials Celebrate Charter Schools Week Choice, autonomy and accountability are three words that can describe the principles from which charter schools operate. They expand parental options, offer students alternatives and provide communities with educational choices. They are freed from the bureaucracy that often stymies other public schools. And they are closed if they […]

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EDUCATION SECRETARY RILEY ANNOUNCES LOWER INTEREST RATESON DIRECT STUDENT LOANS & CONSOLIDATIONS

EDUCATION SECRETARY RILEY ANNOUNCES LOWER INTEREST RATESON DIRECT STUDENT LOANS & CONSOLIDATIONS Archived: EDUCATION SECRETARY RILEY ANNOUNCES LOWER INTEREST RATESON DIRECT STUDENT LOANS & CONSOLIDATIONS A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n FOR RELEASE August 10, 2000 Contact: Jane Glickman (202) 401-1307 Contact: Stephanie […]

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Paige Announces Names of Experts Who Will Review Reading First Applications

Paige Announces Names of Experts Who Will Review Reading First Applications U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced 72 Reading First review panelists who will be tasked with reviewing state applications for $900 million in new Reading First grants. The Reading First program will help states and school districts improve K-3 reading instruction and […]

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NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HONORED

NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HONORED Archived: NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HONORED A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n FOR RELEASE October 4, 1999 Contact: Melinda Kitchell Malico (202) 401-1008 NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HONORED Fifty-nine outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the […]