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    Partnership for Public Service Discussion on Presidential Transitions

    Former senior officials from Presidents George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama’s administrations joined a virtual discussion on presidential transitions. Several topics were explored, including…

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    Texas Tribune Festival, American Politics

    During the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, Politico’s Ryan Heath moderated a two-part conversation on how to fix American politics. Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT), a 2020 Democratic…

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    National Governors Association Meeting, Education and Workforce

    The Education and Workforce Committee of the National Governors' Association met to discuss issues in the field of education and job training. Topics focused included the need for education…

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    Immigration Policy and the Hispanic Workforce

    Panelists talked about immigration policy, the U.S. economy, and the impact of national policies on local populations. Among the issues they addressed were unemployment rates, the role of…

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    Domestic Policy Advisers

    Former presidential domestic policy advisers spoke about the formulation of domestic policy, decision making, and governing within the White House. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    State of American Education

    National Education Summit

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    Educational Testing in America

    Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings talked about the importance of high-quality assessments in helping students and schools improve under the No Child Left Behind Act. She answered…

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    Education

    Margaret Spellings talked about student loans, No Child Left Behind, and the Higher Education Summit for Global Development, which concluded yesterday. She responded to telephone calls and…

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    Availability of Student Loans

    A hearing was held on the plans of the Department of Education to ensure the continued availability of funds for student loans. Topics included the availability of federal and private…

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    Educational Issues

    Secretary Spellings talked about the accomplishments of the No Child Left Behind law and the standards movements in education. She outlined the administration’s priorities for 2008 to…

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    American Business Competitiveness

    The concluding session of the National Summit on American Competitiveness was a town hall meeting with the panelists answering questions from members of the audience. Officials spoke about…

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    Department of Education Building Naming Ceremony

    A dedication ceremony was held as the U.S. Department of Education Building was renamed for President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was a principal and teacher before becoming a president who…

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    The Federal Role in High School Dropout Rates

    Secretary Spellings and Senator Bingaman talked about the federal role in reducing the national high school dropout rate. They also answered questions from the audience. Mr. Sesno moderated. This…

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    Education Department Oversight

    Secretary Spellings testified about the Department of Education’s Reading First and the management of student loan programs. The administration and management of several college student loan programs…

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    School Safety

    President Bush moderated the closing panel of the White House Conference on School Safety held after several recent school shootings. The panel titled “Working Together to Make Our Schools Safe,”…

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    No Child Left Behind Act 5th Anniversary

    Congressmen spoke to reporters as they left a meeting with President Bush to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act. They responded to questions from reporters.

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Education Budget

    Secretary Spellings testified about budget requests for the fiscal year 2008 Department of Education spending. She talked about a variety of programs, improving education standards, federal…

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    No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization

    Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings talked about the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. She answered quesions from school board members in the audience at the National School…

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    Higher Education Issues

    Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced her plans to make the U.S. higher education system more affordable, accessible, and consumer-friendly, based on the recommendations in the…

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    No Child Left Behind Act 5th Anniversary

    Education Secretary Margaret Spellings marked the fifth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act in a speech to national education leaders. The Act requires states to create an…

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