In November 2007, U.S. Secretary of Education
Margaret Spellings, First Book Senior Vice President Lynda Lancaster, Townsend Press author Ben Alirez, and Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott, announced the national distribution of free books as part of the 2007 Adolescent Readers Initiative.
This case study tracks Chicago's school reform effort for a decade, starting in the late 1980s after the U.S. Secretary of Education
embarrassed the city by calling its public schools the worst in the nation.
Under the 1998 reauthorization of Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the U.S. secretary of education
is required to issue annual reports to Congress on the state of teacher quality and teacher preparation nationwide.
On December 5, U.S. Secretary of Education
Rod Paige announced his intention to establish two negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations.
When U.S. Secretary of Education
Rod Paige called the National Education Association a "terrorist organization" in late February, it prompted the NEA leader to ask for Paige's resignation.
In June 2002 the U.S. Secretary of Education
established the Secretary's Commission on Opportunities in Athletics.
In announcing the grants, U.S. Secretary of Education
Rod Paige said, "Higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to encourage responsible behavior and help young men and women avoid excessive drinking.
~Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education
as quoted in the Christian Science Monitor following the release of the 2007 National Assessment of Academic Progress test scores
"We have to remind our students of a lesson taught in ancient Greece: the character of the person is the primary product of education," U.S. Secretary of Education
Rod Paige said recently at the 10th national forum of the Character Education Partnership.
At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in September 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Education
outlined the Bush Administration's ideas for education reform.
On August 13, U.S. Secretary of Education
Rod Paige announced that 102 colleges and universities that serve a significant number of disadvantaged or minority students will receive $27.2 million in grants to improve academic programs such as engineering and science studies.