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  • National Teacher of the Year Award
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    National Teacher of the Year Award

    President Clinton announced that the National Teacher of the Year is Sharon Draper of Cincinnati. She was chosen from the top teachers in each of the fifty states. The award is sponsored by…

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  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Joined by Secretary Riley and several disabled persons, President Clinton signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education reauthorization act of 1997. This bill renews a law first…

    469 views
  • Title IX Anniversary
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    Title IX Anniversary

    President Clinton and others marked the 25th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, which guarantees equal access to sports opportunities at schools which receive federal funds. In his…

    320 views
  • National Education Standards
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    National Education Standards

    President Clinton conducted a roundtable on improving national education quality by initiating national education standards. The president has encouraged every state to participate in…

    295 views
  • Native American Education
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    Native American Education

    The federal role in Native American education, the programs available to Native American students and funding priorities for the future were discussed during this forum. Representatives…

    242 views
  • White House Conference on Hate Crimes Part 1
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    White House Conference on Hate Crimes Part 1

    President Clinton took part in a discussion focusing on solutions to the problem of attacks on people because of race or sexual orientation. The panel discussed different way in which to…

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  • High School Enrollment
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    High School Enrollment

    Mr. Forgione and Secretary Riley briefed reporters on a report about the increase in high school enrollment. Much of the growth is due to the children of baby boomers. Then several…

    146 views
  • Education Town Hall Meeting
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    Education Town Hall Meeting

    President Clinton participated in a town hall meeting on education standards with local parents and students at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In his remarks, he…

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  • Involving Families in Education
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    Involving Families in Education

    President Clinton participated in the annual conference hosted by Vice President and Mrs. Gore. Panelists talked about how their local schools help get parents more involved in their…

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  • Parental Involvement in Education
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    Parental Involvement in Education

    Secretary Riley and other education advocates briefed reporters on a six-point handbook for developing parental involvement in education. The handbook includes details on communication,…

    113 views
  • America Reads Program
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    America Reads Program

    President Clinton and Secretary Riley spoke about an effort to improve literacy among America’s youth. The America Reads program would employ college students as reading tutors. Mr.…

    112 views
  • Secretary Reich Tribute
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    Secretary Reich Tribute

    Friends and colleagues paid tribute to the outgoing Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. They talked about his efforts to reform the department, his concern for his employees and all U.S.…

    96 views
  • Education Initiatives
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    Education Initiatives

    After being introduced by a local math and science teacher, President Clinton spoke to students and faculty at Glenbrook North High School about his education proposals. He highlighted…

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  • Student Diversity and Public Education
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    Student Diversity and Public Education

    This introductory portion features opening comments by Professor Franklin, Secretary Riley and Mr. Clausen. Secretary Riley talked about the importance of the panel’s work and the progress…

    67 views
  • Title IX Anniversary
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    Title IX Anniversary

    After a Title IX anniversary event with President Clinton, Secretary Riley and other attendees talked briefly to reporters about the increase in enforcement of the law and its importance in…

    58 views
  • National Education Goals Annual Report
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    National Education Goals Annual Report

    The National Education Goals Panel issued its seventh annual report on the progress of U.S. education. The panel members commented on the report, which outlines progress toward the eight…

    57 views
  • DNC Leadership Conference
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    DNC Leadership Conference

    Democratic National Committee members attended an annual conference. Several members of the administration spoke about Democratic policies in their areas of expertise. Secretaries Riley and…

    56 views
  • Student Loans
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    Student Loans

    Shortly after participating in a joint news conference with the president in the Oval Office on student loans, Secretary Riley, and Assistant Secretary Longanecker, provided further details…

    54 views
  • Math and Science Education
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    Math and Science Education

    President Clinton and Secretary Riley announced that U.S. fourth graders placed second in science and fifth in math in the third International Mathematics and Science Study, which tested…

    54 views
  • National Voluntary Test Initiative
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    National Voluntary Test Initiative

    Secretary Riley talked about the new voluntary testing initiative that is designed to guage the reading skills of fourth graders and the mathematics skills of eighth graders. Officials from…

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