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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige toured South Park Elementary School in South Los Angeles this week, promoting President Bush's plan to beef up federal spending on education while requiring standards and testing to make states accountable. Paige gave a ringing endorsement to a suggestion in a recent article in Business Week magazine that Bush's goal is "every bit as audacious as Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty or John F. Kennedy's race to the moon."
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OPINION
March 23, 2004
Re "Wrong Education Reform," editorial, March 18: The policies we announced address the legitimate needs of schools -- particularly those in rural areas -- in finding, training and retaining highly qualified teachers of science or multi-disciplines. Our new policy better matches the process of finding and keeping highly qualified teachers with the circumstances of local needs. Under the president's new budget, federal support for education increases to more than $57 billion, a 36% increase since 2001.
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OPINION
March 23, 2004
Re "Wrong Education Reform," editorial, March 18: The policies we announced address the legitimate needs of schools -- particularly those in rural areas -- in finding, training and retaining highly qualified teachers of science or multi-disciplines. Our new policy better matches the process of finding and keeping highly qualified teachers with the circumstances of local needs. Under the president's new budget, federal support for education increases to more than $57 billion, a 36% increase since 2001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige toured South Park Elementary School in South Los Angeles this week, promoting President Bush's plan to beef up federal spending on education while requiring standards and testing to make states accountable. Paige gave a ringing endorsement to a suggestion in a recent article in Business Week magazine that Bush's goal is "every bit as audacious as Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty or John F. Kennedy's race to the moon."
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Education Secretary Rod Paige, former head of the Houston Independent School District, was named 2001 superintendent of the year Friday. The award was the latest of several national honors for Paige, the first black U.S. education secretary. He was given the National Alliance of Black School Educators' top superintendent award in November. Two years ago, he was honored by fellow urban school chiefs.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
News Corp. named Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Mark Hurd to its board, replacing former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige. Hurd has been HP's chief since 2005. Paige will become a News Corp. consultant.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Three-quarters of the U.S. high school seniors now entering the work force or college have only a basic grasp of geography at best, an Education Department study released Friday said. Education Secretary Rod Paige, commenting on the results of the survey that also showed that 16% of eighth-graders could not locate the Mississippi River on a map, said, "This is not acceptable." He noted, however, that there had been a rise in the level of competency among fourth- and eighth-graders.
NEWS
January 21, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush will propose boosting federal support for historically black and Latino colleges in next year's budget, reaching out to minorities as the nation honors Martin Luther King Jr., the administration said. The United States celebrates the slain civil rights leader today when Bush hosts a White House ceremony to commemorate King's life.
NEWS
January 18, 2001
President-elect George W. Bush's Cabinet nominees and the dates of their Senate confirmation hearings: *--* Nominee Position Hearing date Colin L. Powell Secretary of State Jan. 17 Paul H. O'Neill Treasury Jan. 17 Don Evans Commerce Jan. 4 Ann M. Veneman Agriculture Jan. 18 Mel Martinez Housing and Urban Development Jan. 17 John Ashcroft Attorney General Jan. 16-18 Christine Todd Whitman Environmental Protection Agency Jan. 17 Donald H. Rumsfeld Defense Jan. 11 Tommy G.
NEWS
December 30, 2000 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He took office amid bitter protests. He faced leading a community where an ethnic minority, Latinos, felt shut out of the debate. Some experts even worried about his lack of experience. But Rod Paige, the Houston school superintendent, was widely considered one of the most successful school administrators in the country by the time President-elect George W. Bush nominated him Friday to be the nation's Education secretary.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Education Secretary Rod Paige, former head of the Houston Independent School District, was named 2001 superintendent of the year Friday. The award was the latest of several national honors for Paige, the first black U.S. education secretary. He was given the National Alliance of Black School Educators' top superintendent award in November. Two years ago, he was honored by fellow urban school chiefs.
OPINION
April 20, 2003
Re "A Call to Raise Bar in Classroom," April 13: I can't be the only person troubled by our U.S. Education secretary's remarks in Anaheim about the low expectations in our classrooms. As a teacher at the much maligned Santa Ana Unified School District's Century High School, we've already been told as much by the state. However, what I'd like to see from Rod Paige are real suggestions that are not steeped in political saccharine. As inspiring as the travails are of "one of those who could have been left behind," I'd like to see him speak for the many -- and probably the majority -- in his Mississippi town who were left behind.
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