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On Oct. 23, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige released a letter that he sent to state school officials, including Alaska. It is good that parents in Juneau and other communities...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

My turn A column By ROD PAIGE A good test ... is aligned with the curriculum so that schools know whether children are actually learning the material their...
Feds: New education bill offers Alaska flexibility

...legislators and administrators during her visit to Juneau this week. Susan Sclafani, counselor to U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige, addressed two legislative committees on Wednesday and a special meeting of the state Board of Education on Thursday...
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush in the Bush. The program, called the Alaska Project, arose from a conversation she had with Education Secretary Rod Paige after he visited rural Alaska with her in May, the senator said. Murkowski said they both recognize that education is...
My Turn: Alaska's schools see quality for all

...the No Child Left Behind Act. Fortunately for Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski persuaded U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to visit some of our most remote schools to show how difficult it is to implement NCLB in Alaska. Thanks to Sen. Murkowski...
Senator seeks aid for Bush teachers

...year. She said the bill responds to conditions she saw in a tour of a rural schools with U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige. "At one rural school, the principal must sleep in his office due to the lack of housing in that village," Murkowski...
My Turn: No Child Left Behind sets up schools, kids for failure

...The No Child Left Behind Act supposedly had worked for Rod Paige when he was the superintendent in Houston, Texas. But...stresses and financial burdens push teachers two steps back. Rod Paige did get it right when defending NCLB by saying, "When...
My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...student achievement. A recent report about the Houston, Texas, schools (once headed up by current Secretary of Education Rod Paige) should make us all stop and think. This article reveals that the so-called "Texas miracle" of improving student...
This Day in History

...announced that Secretary of State Colin Powell was leaving President Bush's Cabinet, along with Education Secretary Rod Paige, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. In the world In 1889, Brazil's monarchy...
Governor's first year tops news statewide reform designed for mainstream America might not be suited for Alaska by leading federal Education Secretary Rod Paige to Tuntutuliak and Savoonga. In June, the federal Department of Education bent some rules for Alaska but left others...


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