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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…

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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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  • 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…

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  • New American High Schools
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    New American High Schools

    Secretary Riley honored several high schools for their efforts to achieve excellence in education.

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  • The Changing Nature of US High Schools
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    The Changing Nature of U.S. High Schools

    Secretary Riley talked about the increasing number of students in the nation’s high schools and how to help them achieve academic success. He stressed that education needs to help students…

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  • Guns and Schools
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    Guns and Schools

    Secretary Riley and others presented the National Youth Survey which found that the number of students expelled from school for possession on guns had significantly decreased. They also…

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  • Education Issues
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    Education Issues

    President Clinton announced an initiative to expand the number and improve the quality of after school programs through federal grants. He argued that such programs reduce adolescent crime…

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  • School Safety and Youth Violence Panel 1
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    School Safety and Youth Violence, Panel 1

    Panelists discussed the problem of violence in schools and methods to curb the violence. They spoke about ways to reduce access to guns, means of identifying troubled youths, and…

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  • Annual Report on School Safety
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    Annual Report on School Safety

    Secretary Riley and Mr. Fisher issued the first Annual Report on School Safety. The report noted that while school crime had decreased, the number of gangs and gang-related activity had risen.…

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  • Presidential Visit to Pine Crest Elementary
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    Presidential Visit to Pine Crest Elementary

    As a part of National School Modernization Day several speakers honored the President Clinton’s achievements in the education area and what this has done for their school. President Clinton…

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  • Safe and DrugFree Schools
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    Safe and Drug-Free Schools

    Secretary Riley discussed school violence, and the administration’s education agenda, which includes increasing literacy, building schools, and developing programs that deal with drugs and…

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  • Improving Americas Schools
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    Improving America's Schools

    Secretary Riley opened a regional conference on improving U.S. education. He criticized those who continually attack the value of public education and that public education, both its…

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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…

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  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Mr. McCurry introduced Secretary Riley who talked about public school truancy. The press was briefed on National Security Adviser Anthony Lake’s upcoming trip to Asia. Mr. McCurry answered…

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  • Youth Violence in Schools
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    Youth Violence in Schools

    Secretary Riley spoke at the annual conference on children and the law. He talked about the Education Department guidelines for dealing with sensitive issues such as prayer in schools. He…

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  • Blue Ribbon Schools
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    Blue Ribbon Schools

    Schools and students which have achieved national and local education standards were recognized. During his remarks, President Clinton announced a federal program to train teachers in new…

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  • State of American Education
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    State of American Education

    At Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School, Secretary Riley spoke about the present and future of U.S. education. He compared the challenges faced by 19th century pioneers in the western…

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  • US Education Issues
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    U.S. Education Issues

    President Clinton and Secretary Riley talked to school superintendents from around the nation about the administration’s continuing commitment to national education goals. They emphasized…

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  • School Prayer
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    School Prayer

    Administration officials answered media questions about religious rights in public schools and about President Clinton’s speech today saying that there has been misinterpretation of U.S.…

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