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  • School Violence and Hate Crimes
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    School Violence and Hate Crimes

    Secretary Richard Riley talked about the difficulty of predicting violence in schools. He focused on the effectiveness of educating the youth about the dangers of hatred and intolerance…

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  • Education Leadership Summit
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    Education Leadership Summit

    Former education secretaries talked about the history of public education and current issues and trends in education. Following remarks about the history and current state of public…

    57 views
  • Teacher Education and Preparation Programs
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    Teacher Education and Preparation Programs

    Participants talked about the quality of teacher education and training programs, preparing teachers to better educate students, and various resources available to schools and education…

    105 views
  • Education Technology
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    Education Technology

    Secretary Paige and his predecessor, Richard Riley, spoke at a forum examining technology use in education and how to fund it.

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  • Policy Proposals for New Administration
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    Policy Proposals for New Administration

    Officials spoke about future education policy focusing on collecting adequate and accurate data on student achievement, increasing parental participation, improving teacher qualification,…

    38 views
  • The Future of American Education
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    The Future of American Education

    Secretary Riley talked about the future of U.S. education and the role of international education. He answered questions from members of the audience.

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  • School Construction
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    School Construction

    President Clinton and others called on Congress to pass legislation to provide funds to build new schools and to modernize older facilities. They spoke to a crowd of parents and teachers…

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  • National Principal of the Year Dinner
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    National Principal of the Year Dinner

    Secretary Riley recognized the middle school and high school principals of the year.

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  • Math and Science at Public Schools
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    Math and Science at Public Schools

    Commission members presented a final report on methods to improve mathematics and science teaching in all American schools. The report focused on improving teacher skills and knowledge,…

    46 views
  • Annual Back to School Speech
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    Annual Back to School Speech

    In his annual speech Secretary Riley talked about the state of U.S. schools and announced the publication of a report on schools. He also talked about his visits to rural schools. After his…

    20 views
  • Education Progress Trends
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    Education Progress Trends

    Education Department officials briefed the media on the release of the 1999 National Assessment of Education Progress Trends Report, which provides a broad examination of student…

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  • State of American Education
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    State of American Education

    Secretary Riley outlined the administration’s goals for education which included raising standards, closing the “digital divide,” and holding schools accountable. He also proposed higher…

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  • National Teacher of the Year
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    National Teacher of the Year

    President Clinton named Ms. Whirry teacher of the year and spoke about ways to continue to improve education. After accepting the award, Ms. Whirry said she would work to recruit and retain…

    108 views
  • Get Caught Reading
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    Get Caught Reading

    Ms. Parton received an award for efforts to promote literacy and spoke about the problems of illiteracy, particularly in rural areas like Appalachia. She also explained her literacy program.

    53 views
  • HispanicAmerican Education
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    Hispanic-American Education

    Secretary Riley talked about several areas for the nation, states, and schools could focus in order to strengthen educational opportunities and increase levels of success for…

    68 views
  • Higher Education
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    Higher Education

    Secretary Riley spoke about a number of initiatives designed to expand access to higher education, particularly for minorities and the poor.

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  • Higher Education Issues
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    Higher Education Issues

    Participants talked about the president’s plan to create a “College Opportunity Tax Cut” which would provide a tax deduction of up to $10,000 or a tax credit of up to $2,800.

    89 views
  • Administration Education Initiatives
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    Administration Education Initiatives

    Secretary Riley and Mr. Sperling spoke to reporters about President Clinton’s proposal for a “College Opportunity Tax Cut” which would provide tax deductions or credits for tuition payment.…

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  • National Conference on Teacher Quality
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    National Conference on Teacher Quality

    Secretary Riley opened a national education conference calling for a collaboration between all levels of education to better prepare present and future teachers for a career in the…

    36 views
  • National Educational Goals Report
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    National Educational Goals Report

    Governors released a report on the future of U.S. education and announced the formation of an investigative panel on the efficacy of state and local education reform. The report found that…

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