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2012-01-12 14:32:00

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to join gathering of Hispanics WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), a center-right advocacy action group, today announced the agenda for its "Inspiring Action" conference to be held on Thursday, January 26th, and Friday, January 27th, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa Hotel in Miami, Florida. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez will serve as...

2010-01-05 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education and one of the nation's leading experts on the competitiveness of the country's workforce, will be the speaker at Walden University's winter commencement on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Dallas. Walden will celebrate the graduation of more than 3,000 students at its 43rd commencement ceremony, to be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. "Walden is honored to have Secretary Spellings address the...

2009-02-04 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After years of service to the nation, several top Bush Administration figures will move from the White House to the lectern. Press Secretary Dana Perino, White House Counsel Ed Gillespie, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez have all joined Leading Authorities (LAI) as exclusive speakers. After a momentous presidency, Perino, Gillespie, Spellings, and Gutierrez will all bring firsthand experience,...

2008-09-23 12:00:42

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, against the backdrop of expansive growth in charter schools in Texas, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) announced it was opening its doors to accelerate student achievement by mobilizing and supporting a diverse set of highly effective charter schools. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080923/LATU526) Additionally, the TCSA touted the selection of David Dunn, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret...

2008-09-15 09:00:43

By Libby Quaid Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Students are doing better in elementary and middle school, but key indicators show little progress among high school and college students, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said. "We've got a long way to go," Spellings said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We've turned the tide. We've started. We've gone from heretofore flat to making some real progress, where we've focused." She cited a few of what she called leading...

2008-09-11 18:00:30

By MIKE MORRISON and BRANDON LARRABEE The school achievement law that served as the centerpiece of President Bush's education agenda has reframed the debate over how to improve schools, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said on a swing through Georgia. Spellings made her remarks after visiting an Atlanta-area elementary school to highlight the awarding of Blue Ribbon Schools throughout the nation. "We have refocused the education conversation in this country about the needs of...

2008-07-25 06:00:39

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL No Child Left Behind has always faced criticism from those who see the federal act as an unfunded mandate that turned schools into test-taking factories. But President Bush and U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings seem to be the last supporters of the 2001 education reform act, said one critic, Joel Packer of the National Education Association in Washington, D.C. With Bush on his way out and both major presidential candidates...

2008-06-18 09:01:01

By Marilyn Brown, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 18--TAMPA -- Florida high school staff are in line to become detectives, tracking down and verifying every student leaving their school. It's part of a federal push to standardize high school graduation rates nationwide by 2011-12. Florida is getting ready for the new way to count and confirm, the state Board of Education was told Tuesday at its meeting in Tampa. But the calculation is only accurate if a standard formula is used and if...

2006-02-14 11:16:38

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education policy has in some cases benefited white middle-class children over blacks and other minorities in poorer regions, a Harvard University study showed on Tuesday. Political compromises forged between some states and the federal government have allowed schools in some predominantly white districts to dodge penalties faced by regions with larger ethnic minority populations, the study said. Bush's...

2006-02-14 11:15:00

By Jason Szep BOSTON -- President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education policy has in some cases benefited white middle-class children over blacks and other minorities in poorer regions, a Harvard University study showed on Tuesday. Political compromises forged between some states and the federal government have allowed schools in some predominantly white districts to dodge penalties faced by regions with larger ethnic minority populations, the study said. Bush's 2001 No Child...