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Bush Honors 'Accomplished' Teachers

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Washington--President Bush last week praised the 53 teachers selected for a new national "teacher-scholars" program as "the most accomplished members of the most important profession."

Mr. Bush made his remarks at a White House ceremony honoring the first educators selected for the program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Reader's Digest magazine.

The teachers--one from each state, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia--will receive up to $27,500 for a year of study in the humanities.

Mr. Bush addressed the group in the East Room and also talked with individual teachers.--pw

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