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Tribute to Sen. Kennedy

By Education Week Staff — August 26, 2008 1 min read

Caroline Kennedy, a strong supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, led a tribute to her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The tribute featured a video highlighting his accomplishments during his 43 years in the U.S. Senate, including his work on healthcare reform, child welfare, and his time spent volunteering in D.C. schools.

“If your child is getting an early boost in life through Head Start, or attending a better school, or can go to college because a Pell Grant has made it more affordable, Teddy is your senator, too,” Ms. Kennedy said.

Mr. Kennedy is the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

--Jennifer Neidenberg, Online Producer

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