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    National Education Summit Plenary Session

    Participants discussed recommendations for school reform in the nation’s schools. They focused on the need of alternative certification for teachers, greater technology training…

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    Closing News Conference

    Governors reviewed the accomplishments of their recent meeting and stated the goals for the National Governors' Association for the upcoming year. They stated that they will continue…

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    Education in the Digital Age

    Governors met to discuss how technology is used to improve student achievement. They heard from educators and students on the potential of technology in education. They also…

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    Expanding Learning Opportunities

    After viewing a video promoting after school programs, students spoke to governors about their experiences in after school programs. They talked about how the programs had expanded…

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    Executive Committee

    Senator Nickles spoke to state Governors about education legislation and policy. He declared that federal government should not have the primary responsibility for education reform,…

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    Technology and the Classroom

    State Governors and educators talked about technology and education. Students from local schools demonstrated technology used in their classrooms and panel members discussed the future…

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    National Governors' Association

    Speaking from St. Louis, Governor Carper talked about the focus of the National Governors' Association meeting, “Raising Student Achievement.” He explained that this could…

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    New Democrats and Progressive Governance

    Participants discussed progressive ideas in state and local governments. They focused on ways to address urban sprawl and reduce traffic congestion. They focused on education…

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    New Democrats: Leaders for Change

    Participants discussed local and state solutions to various domestic problems. They focused on academic achievement and various mentoring and funding programs that have enabled…

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    Health Insurance Program

    President Clinton announced a new initiative to provide health care for children. He announced that a new toll-free number was available for parents to call for information on sources…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Congressional leaders discussed the agenda for the legislative session. They addressed what to do with the federal budget surplus. They stressed their first objective is to save…

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    Winter Meeting Closing News Conference

    Participants talked with reporters about the money received by states from the settlement with tobacco companies. They discussed the attempts by the federal government to tell the…

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    Public School Issues

    Educators and governors discussed ways to improve public school education. Among the topics discussed were ways to increase student achievement, integrating information technology in…

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    Presidential Speech

    President Clinton and Vice President gore spoke to governors, asking for their support for their education plan. The president’s plan would tie federal funding to regulations…

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    Governors' Dinner Toasts

    President Clinton and Governor carper exchanged toasts at a White House dinner honoring the National Governor’s Association.

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    Economic Reforms

    Participants talked about changes in the global economy and its effect on state economies. Professor Porter said that the U.S. must maintain and preserve productivity by maintaining…

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    Information and Technology

    Panelists and governors talked about digital technology, the Internet, and government services. They discussed ways to deliver government services independent of time or…

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    Opening News Conference

    Governors Carper and Leavitt talked to reporters about the agenda for the governors' winter meeting. Among the issues to be discussed were reducing the welfare roles, education, and…

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    Governors' Conference Agenda

    Governor Carper, Chair of the Governors' Association, discussed the duties of the chair. He talked about the agenda of the conference. He responded to audience telephone calls,…

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    Delaware State of the State Address

    Governor Carper discussed his agenda for the state of Delaware. He emphasized the qualities of the state and finishing the improvements of the state. He talked about the…

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