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Spellings promotes access to student loans

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Education Department is working to ensure student access to federal loans during the financial crisis, Secretary Margaret Spellings said Thursday.

Education Dept. acts on student loans

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Saturday steps were being taken to assure student loans would be available for the 2009-2010 school year.

Spellings lauds center's hands-on lessons

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- Learning occurs in places beyond the classroom and goes beyond the responsibility of schools, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Monday.

Attorney general appeals No Child ruling

HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act.

Judge throws out suit over 'No Child' law

HARTFORD, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut's challenge to the No Child Left Behind Law has been dismissed by a federal judge.

Spellings backs student loan plan

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has endorsed a plan before Congress to buy back student loans to ensure that students can continue to borrow for college.
No Child Left Behind law faces changes

No Child Left Behind law faces changes

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is proposing changes in the federal No Child Left Behind law aimed at reducing the number of high school dropouts.

Parents struggle to finance kids' college

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. parents who pay for their children's college educations are facing new challenges this year as strained lenders increase selectivity, experts say.

U.S. looks at buying student loans

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education may be authorized to purchase federally guaranteed student loans to restore stability in the lending program, officials said.

Report: Writing test scores up

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Average writing test scores for eighth- and 12th-graders were higher in 2007 than in previous assessments, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday.

Spellings plans to ease 'No Child' law

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Bush administration plans to give 10 U.S. states permission to target schools with major problems, easing one provision of the "No Child Left Behind" law.
NIU students return to classes

NIU students return to classes

DEKALB, Ill., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Classes resumed Monday at Northern Illinois University, 11 days after Steven Kazmierczak shot five students to death before taking his own life.
Ed. budget funds No Child Left Behind

Ed. budget funds No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The budget for the U.S. Education Department demonstrates commitment to No Child Left Behind, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Monday.

Official maps No Child Left Behind goals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she's prepared to move forward on the No Child Left Behind program, even if Congress isn't.
Bush urges reauthorization of No Child law

Bush urges reauthorization of No Child law

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush used an appearance Monday at a Chicago elementary school to urge Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, was named by President Bush to be the nation's eighth education secretary, in Washington, DC on November 17, 2004. Spellings is seen in her official White House portrait. (UPI Photo/Paul Morse/White House)
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Margaret Spellings (* Michigan, 1957 - ) was the Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and was previously Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy to President Bush.

She was one of the principal proponents of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act that aimed at reforming primary and secondary education. In 2005, she convened a Commission on the Future of Higher Education to recommend reform at the post-secondary level. .

Margaret Spellings, born Margaret Dudar on November 30, 1957 in Michigan, moved with her family to Houston when she was in the third grade. Spellings graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1975.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Margaret Spellings."
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