November 19, 1992 |
The son of Richard W. Riley, the former South Carolina governor named by President-elect Bill Clinton to oversee political appointments for the new Administration, was arrested Wednesday on federal cocaine and marijuana distribution charges. Richard W. Riley Jr., 33, was indicted Tuesday with 18 others in Greenville, S.C., by a federal grand jury on charges of distributing cocaine and marijuana and conspiring to possess the illicit drugs with the intent to distribute them.
September 8, 1994
Believing that parental involvement is a weak link in education today, Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley launched a campaign Wednesday to get the whole family involved in helping children learn.
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June 14, 1997 |
The kids at Heninger Elementary School have a leg up, the U.S. secretary of education told them Friday: They speak a second language. But, Secretary Richard W. Riley told them, good reading skills will be the key to their success. "Reading is something you have to do every day," Riley told a gathering of more than 50 students, teachers, parents and school officials. "You don't get a good job without it. It improves your education, but it's also fun."
November 18, 1992 |
In naming Richard W. Riley as personnel director for his transition team, President-elect Bill Clinton draws on the talents of someone much like himself: a centrist Southern Democrat who was the first person to win two terms as governor of South Carolina by tempering his instincts as a reformer with an ability to compromise. Indeed, for many years the political careers of the two governors proceeded along remarkably parallel tracks.
February 4, 1993 |
Just two weeks after starting his new job as education secretary, Richard W. Riley is learning he inherited a department that is much more cash-strapped than he realized. "I come in here with all the spirit of excitement to try to get education rolling, and it looks like it would be an enormous accomplishment to get enough money to break even," Riley said Wednesday. "You caught me at a time of frustration."
January 13, 1993 |
President-elect Bill Clinton's nominee for education secretary urged Congress on Tuesday to join him in the "essential mission" of reshaping the nation's approach to education to assure that all Americans are prepared for the changing world economy. "Giving our students the best education in the world is a moral imperative and, especially, an economic necessity," former South Carolina Gov. Richard W. Riley, 59, told the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.