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ERIC Number: EJ792062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Talking with U.S. Secretary of Education: Margaret Spellings
Instructor, v115 n2 p31-33 Sep 2005
This summer, "Instructor's" Editor in Chief, Bernadette Grey, traveled to Washington, D.C., for an exclusive one-on-one meeting with the U.S. Department of Education's high-profile leader, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Appointed by President Bush, Spellings is responsible for the overall direction, supervision, and coordination of activities and functions as the Chief Operating Officer for the entire Department. Spellings, who replaced the controversial Rod Paige earlier this year, has been focused thus far on implementing No Child Left Behind and on sharing the stories of improved test scores in many American school districts. Charming and tenacious, she also made it clear that she feels a special bond with teachers and wants and needs them on her side. This article presents the conversation between Grey and Spellings wherein they both discussed parenting, math and science, the arts, test prep, merit pay, and closing the achievement gap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001