DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HE'S AGREEABLE TO BUSH
President-elect George W. Bush last Friday named Rod Paige as his choice for Secretary of Education, extending their six-year working relationship. As superintendent of the Houston independent school district since 1994, Paige started a voucher program for struggling students, instituted a policy of "zero tolerance" for weapons, ended most exemptions from state tests and stopped social promotion--all policies Bush promoted as Texas Governor and presidential candidate. Paige, 67, was named the nation's top urban educator in 1999.
COLLEGE NAMED FOR AN INSPIRING TEACHER
Columbia University's Teachers College is reaching out to schools and teachers...