Rod Paige

President Bush's Secretary of Education Rod Paige, 67, smiles after his swearing in ceremony at the Department of Education in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
President Bush's Secretary of Education Rod Paige, 67, smiles after his swearing in ceremony at the Department of Education in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
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Federal Explainer Rod Paige, Seventh U.S. Education Secretary: Biography and Achievements
Background and highlights of Rod Paige's tenure as the seventh U.S. Secretary of Education.
Education Week Library, August 18, 2017
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Education Opinion Rod Paige, Beauty Contest Judge
What to do if you're no longer the Education Secretary and can't judge schools anymore? Judge beauty contests, of course. In Mississippi. That's what Rod Paige is doing these days, according to this Sun Herald story (Miss Heritage is the new Miss Mississippi). Better to judge than be judged, I guess.
Alexander Russo, July 18, 2007
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Teaching Profession Opinion Paige Blames It All On Teachers Unions
Who knew that former EdSec Rod Paige was writing a book? Not I. Who knew it was going to blame pretty much everything on the teachers unions? Again, not I. But apparently that's what he's done.
Alexander Russo, February 7, 2007
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Education Opinion Florida NEA Funds Rod Paige, & More
If you subscribed to Marc Dean Millot's New Education Economy, you'd already know about a new report from Eduventures on SES that describes how providers "hang on the whims of parents."  You'd know that the Florida teachers union (an NEA affiliate) gave Rod Paige's new outfit, the Chartwell Group, start-up funding via its pension fund investments. And you'd know which states made requests to modify their SY 2006 AYP calculations.And if you got his K12 Leads report, too, you'd have RFPs and other info coming out of your ears.
Alexander Russo, January 11, 2007
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Federal A Washington Roundup Rod Paige Joins Board Of Fordham Foundation
Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige, who is writing a book on the achievement gap and African-American leadership, has been elected to the board of trustees of an outspoken education think tank.
May 3, 2005
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Federal Federal File Reality Check
Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige readily admits that it took some effort to adjust to “civilian” life.
Michelle R. Davis, March 29, 2005
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Education Letter to the Editor Underscoring the Value of Arts in the Curriculum
In their Commentary Rod Paige and Mike Huckabee reaffirmed what many of us who are involved in learning in and through the arts know so well.
February 15, 2005
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Education Letter to the Editor Bush Secretary-Designate Draws Readers’ Response
To the Editor:
Could Education Week provide us with more detailed background information on our designated new U.S. secretary of education ("President Picks a Trusted Aide for Secretary," Nov. 24, 2004)? What experience does she have in education other than as a lobbyist or career politician? Does it matter? Why or why not? Could the country have a surgeon general who had no experience in medicine?
January 4, 2005
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School & District Management Federal File Self-Evaluation
In the final weeks of Rod Paige’s tenure as secretary of education, his department has released a management review of its programs and given itself high marks.
Michelle R. Davis, November 30, 2004
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Federal Education Dept.’s Exit Door May Open Soon
The impending departure of Secretary of Education Rod Paige and the start of President Bush’s new term are expected to result in an exodus and a reshuffling of high-ranking personnel at the Department of Education.
Michelle R. Davis & Erik W. Robelen, November 30, 2004
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Secretary of Education Rod Paige
At a March awards ceremony, President Bush stands with Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans, center, who now plans to leave the Cabinet. It remains unclear whether Mr. Bush will retain Secretary of Education Rod Paige, right, for the president's second term.
File photo by Charles Dharapak/AP
Federal A 2nd Term for Paige Remains Uncertain
Predicting the presidential Cabinet shuffle is one of the most time-honored post-election guessing games in Washington, and the destiny of Secretary of Education Rod Paige may be prime fodder for the latest contest.
Michelle R. Davis, November 16, 2004
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Education A Washington Roundup Bilateral Education
Secretary of Education Rod Paige and Reyes Tamex Guerra, Mexico’s secretary of public education, co-chaired a meeting last week of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Commission Education Working Group.
Mark Walsh, November 16, 2004
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School & District Management President Accepts Paige's Resignation
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, who has made promoting and carrying out the No Child Left Behind Act the focus of his tenure as the nation’s top education official, has resigned, pending the confirmation of a successor.
Erik W. Robelen & Michelle R. Davis, November 15, 2004
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Federal Paige Is Expected to Leave Education Secretary’s Post
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige appears to be on his way out of President Bush’s Cabinet.
Michelle R. Davis & Erik W. Robelen, November 12, 2004
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