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    National Teacher of the Year Award

    President Bill Clinton announced that the National Teacher of the Year was English teacher Sharon Draper of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was chosen from the top teachers in each of the fifty…

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    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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

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    Title IX Anniversary

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

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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…

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    White House Conference on Hate Crimes Part 1

    President Bill 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…

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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…

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    Education Town Hall Meeting

    President Bill 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,…

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    Involving Families in Education

    In this panel discussion from VANDERBUILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville ,TN President Bill Clinton participated in the annual conference hosted by Vice President and Mrs.Tipper Gore. Panelists talked…

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    High School Enrollment

    Pascal Forgione and Education Secretary Richard 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.…

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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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    Parental Involvement in Education

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

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    America Reads Program

    President Bill Clinton and and U.S Education Secretary Richard Riley spoke about an effort to improve literacy among America’s youth. The America Reads program would employ college students…

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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.…

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    DNC Leadership Conference

    Democratic National Committee members attended an annual conference. Several members of the administration, including HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Education Secretary Richard Riley,…

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    Student Diversity and Public Education

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

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    Title IX Anniversary

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

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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 outlined progress toward the eight…

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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…

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    Student Loans

    Shortly after participating in a joint news conference with the president in the Oval Office on student loans, Education Secretary Richard Riley, and Assistant Secretary David Longanecker,…

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    National Voluntary Test Initiative

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

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