George W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush in a 2008 photo. Bush died at the age of 94 on Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
Former President George H.W. Bush in a 2008 photo. Bush died at the age of 94 on Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
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Federal George H.W. Bush, the 'Education President,' Dies at 94
The 41st president of the U.S., he spearheaded a historic 1989 summit meeting with governors that helped propel the standards-based education improvement movement.
Mark Walsh, December 1, 2018
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President George W. Bush collects letters from students at General Philip Kearny School in Philadelphia on Jan. 8, the seventh anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act.
President George W. Bush collects letters from students at General Philip Kearny School in Philadelphia on Jan. 8, the seventh anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Federal As Bush, Spellings Exit, They Put Last Signatures on No Child Left Behind
Outgoing Secretary Spellings approves more states for flexibility and tells each state where it stands under the federal education law.
David J. Hoff, January 21, 2009
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Federal Bush Calls for Resolve on NCLB Renewal
President George W. Bush acknowledged criticism of the law, but called on lawmakers to continue to hold schools accountable for students’ progress.
Alyson Klein, January 8, 2009
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Federal Bush Impact on Schools to Outlive Term
NCLB is Bush’s top domestic legacy. The president pressed for the school accountability law from the beginning.
David J. Hoff, December 8, 2008
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Law & Courts Federal File Kennedy Faults Bush Justice Dept.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., has published an article criticizing the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, including its oversight of school desegregation cases and other education issues.
Mark Walsh, October 7, 2008
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Federal Democrats Aim to Resist Bush Budget
The outcome of this year’s budget showdown could hinge on the November election, not on a compromise between the White House and Capitol Hill.
Alyson Klein, February 7, 2008
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School Choice & Charters Bush’s Latest ‘Voucher’ Idea May Face Same Fate as Others
The ‘Pell Grant for Kids’ plan is being criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Alyson Klein, February 5, 2008
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Federal Bush Budget Proposes Level Funding of Education Dept.
The U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget would remain stagnant at $59.2 billion under a fiscal year 2009 proposal released by President Bush that includes a modest boost for Title I grants to school districts.
Alyson Klein, February 4, 2008
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School Choice & Charters Bush Calls for NCLB Renewal, ‘Pell Grants for Kids’
Some members of Congress said the proposal appeared to be another attempt by the Bush administration to secure federal funding for private school vouchers.
Alyson Klein & David J. Hoff, January 29, 2008
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Federal Bush Presses NCLB Renewal on His Terms
As the federal law turned 6 years old this month, a top Democrat signaled that he would seek far-reaching changes, while President Bush suggested he would favor less dramatic revisions.
David J. Hoff, January 11, 2008
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Federal Jousting Continues Over Budget Increase for Education
President Bush has pledged to veto a measure passed by Congress because it contains more money than he requested for education, health, and labor programs.
Alyson Klein, November 12, 2007
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Federal Bush Says He Would Veto NCLB Reauthorization Bill That Lacked Key Elements
This week marked the first time President Bush said he would veto a reauthorization bill that did not include the accountability rules and school choice measures that he favors.
David J. Hoff, October 18, 2007
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Education Opinion Veto Threat Over NCLB Reauthorization
It seemed like it was coming, what with Spellings hinting at it last month and all the fun that's been had over the SCHIP veto. And this President has never lacked for confidence, warranted or not. So, yesterday, the President said he'd veto any effort to reauthorize NCLB without maintaining its main provisions (President Bush Discusses The Budget):
Alexander Russo, October 16, 2007
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Education Opinion Bush's No-Name Cabinet
Slate magazine recently ran this piece about how unknown most of Bush's cabinet are, even compared to other unknown cabinets (A Bush Cabinet quiz). Much of it is due to the fact that, so late into a second term, only the most desperate opportunists are clamoring to join the Administration. The other, according to the article, is that so much of Bush's domestic agenda (such as it is) came from Karl Rove, not the DPC (currently headed by Karl Zinsmeister) or the departments themselves.
Alexander Russo, October 12, 2007
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