Margaret Spellings

President George W. Bush, left, participates in the swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, center, at the U.S. Dept. of Education on Jan. 31, 2005 in Washington. On the far right holding a bible is her husband Robert Spellings.
President George W. Bush, left, participates in the swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, center, at the U.S. Dept. of Education on Jan. 31, 2005 in Washington. On the far right holding a bible is her husband Robert Spellings.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Federal Explainer Margaret Spellings, Eighth U.S. Education Secretary: Biography and Achievements
Background and highlights of Margaret Spellings's tenure as the eighth U.S. Secretary of Education.
Education Week Library, August 18, 2017
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Federal Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to Lead N.C. University System
As president, Spellings will oversee 17 campuses in the system that serves more than 220,000 students. She currently works as the head of the George W. Bush Presidential CenteR.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 23, 2015
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School & District Management News in Brief Spellings to Head Bush Foundation
Margaret Spellings, who served as U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush, has been hired as the president of the foundation named after her former boss.
Nirvi Shah, June 11, 2013
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Federal Spellings, Alexander Debate Future of No Child Left Behind Act
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings were both big NCLB fans back in 2001, but times have changed. Can two of the biggest names in federal education policy find common ground on NCLB?
Alyson Klein, July 26, 2012
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Federal Former Ed. Secretary Margaret Spellings Is Romney Adviser
The key architect of the No Child Left Behind Act is among the team of advisers working on Gov. Romney's education policy proposals.
Alyson Klein, March 6, 2012
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School & District Management News in Brief Bush Education Secretary Takes Key Role in Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major force behind the stepped-up federal accountability in No Child Left Behind, has tapped former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to serve as the new head of its education programs.
Alyson Klein, June 15, 2010
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Education Spellings Steps in as Head of Chamber's Ed. Programs
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which was a major force behind the stepped up federal accountability in the No Child Left Behind law, has tapped former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to serve as the new head of its education programs.
Alyson Klein, June 9, 2010
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Education Former Secretary Spellings to National Chamber Foundation
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has taken on a new gig, as the executive vice-president of the National Chamber Foundation, a non-profit arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Alyson Klein, August 7, 2009
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Education Letter to the Editor Suggestion for Margaret Spellings: Replicate NCLB for Corporations
To the Editor:
I noted with interest, in your article "Spellings' Worldview: There's No Going Back on K-12 Accountability" (Dec. 10, 2008), that outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was not sure, after all of her "success" with the No Child Left Behind Act, about her future plans. I have a suggestion: Ms. Spellings should work to transfer the federal law's "brilliance" to the business and corporate world, which is in desperate need of improvement.
January 21, 2009
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Education Spellings' Advice to Duncan: Keep NCLB's Accountability
In The Washington Post today, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings tells her prospective successor to keep NCLB. If you've heard her speak in the past two years, you wouldn't learn anything new. Test scores are up, she writes, especially among poor and minority children. The backlash against NCLB's accountability rules, she writes, "speak[s] to the harsh truths it reveals."
January 13, 2009
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Education Spellings Makes Policy Moves on NCLB Anniversary
In addition to President George W. Bush's speech and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings' "Great Expectations" document, the Bush administration has released a series of policy announcements on the 7th anniversary of NCLB.
January 8, 2009
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Education Spellings Has 'Great Expectations' for Future of NCLB
As part of NCLB's 7th anniversary celebration, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has released a long document entitled "Great Expectations."
January 8, 2009
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