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Ex-governors urge citizenship test for students

...issue," said Riley, Democratic governor from 1979-1987, who also served as President Bill Clinton's U.S. education secretary.He helped launch the "South Carolina Civics Education Initiative" on Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-17/ex-governors-urge-citizenship
Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

...first time in its 12-year history that the Broad Prize for Urban Education has gone to two districts. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan named the winners, and the ceremony included a speech by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-22/districts-florida-georgia
Across Georgia

Cheating looked into, education chief saysATLANTA --- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he has been in contact with the department's independent investigative arm about test-cheating scandals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-18/across-georgia
Georgia briefs

Education secretary visits Atlanta school ATLANTA --- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says creating national education standards is "a good idea whose time has come." Mr. Duncan spoke to a group of educators and education leaders at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/15/met_559556.shtml
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Across the area

Education secretary OKs lower math standards U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings lowered the bar Tuesday for Georgia schools concerning state math tests and the needed passing percentage a school must have to make adequate yearly progress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/04/met_460964.shtml
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta State University | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Across the Southeast

...New federal legislation on public school reform is high on the agenda for a meeting in Chapel Hill next week with Education Secretary Rod Paige and governors from at least seven states. The conference, which begins Sunday night, is sponsored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/30/met_361546.shtml
Metro
Candidate's visit to schools gets canceled

...Congressional candidate David Bell thought he'd picked a perfect spot Friday to show off an endorsement by the U.S. education secretary next week. Think again. Mr. Bell's campaign invited U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley to Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/10/19/met_200054.shtml
Metro | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
SC gov signs stimulus request, criticizes program

...state's schools Monday, telling the U.S. education secretary he's doing so under duress and the $700 million...money will create more problems. The request to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, sent by e-mail, caps months of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/09/met_526931.shtml
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Bilingual nonsense

...who claim -- falsely -- to speak for them. Despite the administration's position -- spelled out recently by Education Secretary Richard Riley -- polls have shown for months the measure will pass with up to 70 percent of the vote. Included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/11/op_227918.shtml
Opinion columns
Literacy and character

...nations even though they spend more class time on the subjects and usually are assigned more homework. U.S. Education Secretary Dick Riley dismisses the results, snorting that "If we see the news in the report as simply a horse-race story...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/22/edi_200817.shtml
Editorials