U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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December 9, 2003: Secretary Paige Announces New No Child Left Behind Provision for Students with Disabilities

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U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner and children with disabilities gathered for a press conference to discuss how all children in America deserve a quality education, including those with disabilities.

The press conference also explains a new regulation published in the Federal Register that provides greater flexibility for schools under the bipartisan No Child Left Behind education reform law that also ensures accountability for students with disabilities. The new provision will strengthen the two key pillars of the No Child Left Behind Act -- accountability and flexibility -- while protecting parents' opportunities to receive information about their child's progress in school.


Participants:

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October 1, 2003:
Department Officials Release Report on Families and College Costs, Demonstrate New Student Aid Website

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Department of Education officials released a new report about families' knowledge of college costs and unveiled Student Aid on the Web -- a powerful new web tool to help students and families navigate the entire federal student aid process, including interactive tools that assess career interests, show how to apply for student aid and how to project future education costs. This event was BOTH an in-person briefing for local reporters and a virtual briefing for regional reporters.

Participants:
Department of Education officials
Terri Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid
Chris Chapman, National Center for Education Statistics


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September 24, 2003:
Secretary Paige's Annual Back-to-School Address
Speech Title: "Education in America: The Complacency Must End"

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February 3, 2003:
Secretary Paige News Conference on President Bush's 2004 Budget

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January 8, 2003:
Secretary Paige News Conference on No Child Left Behind Act

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