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Roderick Paige was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 7th United States Secretary of Education on January 20, 2001, following the inauguration of President George W. Bush. Paige is the first African American to serve at this position.

Born in Monticello, Mississippi, Secretary Paige is the son of public school educators. He earned a bachelor's degree from Jackson State University in Mississippi and a Master's degree and a doctorate from Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Don't feel bad if the name Rod Paige does not spring to mind, it was not on a daily news drip. Yet for all the frenetic news coverage of each step of the governmental process and each leader's every word, so much about how we view what happens depends ...
Jackson State is still trying to recover from its problems under interim President Rod Paige, and Boyce said he expected the university would make "significant changes" to save money in the budget year beginning July 1. Those changes could include layoffs.
In 2004, Peck schools was very fortunate to have a visit from the U.S. Secretary of education Dr. Rod Paige, Rep. Candace Miller and Michigan's state Superintendent Tom Watkins.
Each spring, the Lawrence County Junior Cougars are made up of seventh and eighth-graders from Rod Paige, NewHebron, and Topeka-Tilton.
Jackson State is still trying to recover from its problems under interim President Rod Paige, and Boyce said he expected the university would make "significant changes" to save money in the budget year beginning July 1. Those changes could include layoffs.
(Rod Paige, then-secretary of education, had us set up a similarly expansive effort, and Ambassador James Nicholson, secretary of veterans affairs, began the process, both under President George W. Bush's administration.
Secretary Rod Paige declared that his "oath of office" required him to "enforce the law." A few months after the No Child Left Behind Act passed, he named 8,600 schools that failed to meet the law's requirements.
At noon, this year's group will be joined at the luncheon by, among others, MSU President Mark E. Keenum and event chair Blake Wilson, president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council.
Many of the security personnel are former secret Service personnel who have been at the department for many years, as far back as education Secretary Rod Paige, who served from 2001 to 2005 under former President George W. Bush, according to former ...
I organized a group of 20 people from all corners of the charter school movement to visit with former education secretary Rod Paige shortly after he stepped into the job. They still talk about it, and they influenced how he thought and his team thought ...
Many of the security personnel are former secret Service personnel who have been at the department for many years, as far back as education Secretary Rod Paige, who served from 2001 to 2005 under former President George W. Bush, according to former ...
Many of the security personnel are former secret Service personnel who have been at the department for many years, as far back as education Secretary Rod Paige, who served from 2001 to 2005 under former President George W. Bush, according to former ...
I organized a group of 20 people from all corners of the charter school movement to visit with former education secretary Rod Paige shortly after he stepped into the job. They still talk about it, and they influenced how he thought and his team thought ...
Rod Paige, an actual educator, served for four years and was well-respected. However, he was followed by Margaret Spellings, a political director and senior adviser.
The institutions of Higher Learning chose former U.S. education Secretary Dr. Rod Paige to serve as interim president. Sessions will focus on different topics throughout the day: 1:30 p.m.
Past secretaries like Rod Paige and Arne Duncan started humbly as teachers in the classroom. While not every education Secretary has to come from that route, at least having a genuine experience in education administration should be a necessity.
Baptist Press fired him in 2003 after he interviewed Secretary of education Rod Paige and quoted him as saying he personally preferred private Christian education over public schools.
Rod Paige was Secretary of education under President George W. Bush. Paige, who grew up in Mississippi, moved from classroom teacher to college dean and school superintendent to be the first African American to serve as the nation's education chief.
In contrast to her Obama administration predecessors John King and Arne Duncan, and Bush administration predecessors, Margaret Spellings and Rod Paige, Secretary DeVos comes to the U.S. Department of education without ever having worked in a ...
Interim President Rod Paige stated in a letter to graduates that the 10,000-student university's expenses are exceeding income.
That historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) are struggling financially is neither a secret nor shocking to anyone who has attended or knows anything about these important institutions.
Rod Paige, interim president of Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., has sent a letter to alumni asking they each contribute $100 as part of an "urgent fundraising campaign" to raise $5 million to offset budget shortfalls and rebuild cash reserves.
MADISON, Wis. - A University of Wisconsin student trying to form a pro-White group has abandoned his efforts after intense backlash from other students and university officials.
Lawrence, Kansas is a long way from Sumner, Mississippi but Dr. David Tell, an associate professor of communication at the University of Kansas, is shortening the distance with his research, scholarship and actions related to the brutal murder of 14 ...
JACKSON - Jackson State University's temporary leader Monday asked alumni to dig into their pockets to overcome the school's financial challenges.
Kansas City, MO. - A Missouri lawmaker who is proposing eliminating tenure for professors at all of the state's two- and four-year public colleges and universities says tenure is an outdated system that is no longer needed to protect teachers from ...
Abbott went on to work for Secretary of education Rod Paige in 2001 before moving to the U.S. Social Security Administration until 2003.
Jackson State Asks Alumni to Give to Offset Cash Crunch JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson State University's temporary leader Monday asked alumni to dig into their pockets to overcome the school's financial challenges.
Harsh criticism on Friday for proposed legislation to reduce the number of standardized tests Texas students are taking. Former Secretary of education, Dr.
MALVERN, Pa. - A Catholic University near Philadelphia has chosen its first lay president in its 97-year-history. Barbara Lettiere, a 1972 graduate, is the new president of Immaculata University.
"Our relationship with the National Science Foundation, as well as with other federal agencies and private foundations, is very important and has a tremendous impact on Jackson State University," said Rod Paige, interim president at JSU. "We are ...
San Francisco - A federal lawsuit filed Monday accuses banking giant Wells Fargo of illegally denying student loans to young immigrants who are protected from deportation and allowed to work and study in the U.S.
Rod Paige (2001-05) Appointed by: George W. Bush. Paige came to Washington after serving as the superintendent of the Houston school district.
JONESBORO, Ark. - The president of the Arkansas State University System is opposing a bill that would require public universities to allow staff members to carry concealed handguns.
During his recent editorial board meeting, Rod Paige pretty clearly illustrated the depth of the financial morass in which Jackson State University finds itself.
Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige says his main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes hiring a chief financial officer.
Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige's main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes hiring a chief financial officer.
But when Spellings replaced Rod Paige at the education Department in 2005, higher education became a focus with the appointment of a commission designed to explore issues of affordability, access, accountability and quality.
In the 1990s, educators were worried about too many students being identified as learning disabled, said Rod Paige, former Houston ISD superintendent and U.S.
Former U.S. education Secretary Rod Paige said the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos illustrated how threatened opponents of education reform are by her nomination.
It might befuddle some of these critics to know that Rod Paige, George W. Bush's secretary of education in his first term, had that very "inside" career pathway.
The same is true for Margaret Spellings and Rod Paige, who both served under George W. Bush; and Richard Riley, who led the department under Bill Clinton -- although it wasn't until 2010 that the Department of education switched entirely to the direct ...
Secretary Rod Paige declared that his "oath of office" required him to "enforce the law." A few months after the No Child Left Behind Act passed, he named 8,600 schools that failed to meet the law's requirements.
The work by the OGE also has not always come before a committee hearing. Jessica Taylor of NPR said how under George W. Bush, nominee for Secretary of education Rod Paige had the proper paperwork submitted by OGE "over a week" after his hearing.
His office noted that Rod Paige, President George W. Bush's first education secretary, had a hearing eight days before his ethics review was complete.
Secretary Rod Paige declared that his "oath of office" required him to "enforce the law." A few months after the No Child Left Behind Act passed, he named 8,600 schools that failed to meet the law's requirements.
Secretary Rod Paige pledged to "enforce the law." A few months after the No Child Left Behind Act passed, he named 8,600 schools that failed to meet the law's requirements.
Previous education secretaries, including Arne Duncan under President Obama and Rod Paige under President George W. Bush, have pushed school choice policies based on free-market ideology.
Secretary Rod Paige declared that his "oath of office" required him to "enforce the law." A few months after No Child Left Behind passed, he named 8,600 schools that failed to meet the law's requirements.


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