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Roderick Paige was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 7th United States Secretary of Education on January 20, 2001, following the inauguration of President George W. Bush. Paige is the first African American to serve at this position.

Born in Monticello, Mississippi, Secretary Paige is the son of public school educators. He earned a bachelor's degree from Jackson State University in Mississippi and a Master's degree and a doctorate from Indiana University at Bloomington.



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Former Houston ISD superintendent Rod Paige, who served in that role from 1994 to 2001, told attendees that he often saw a direct relationship between a school's success and the amount of attention paid to it by the neighborhood community. The way to ensure a school fails, Paige said, "is to ignore it." ...

The other two schools nearby — Rod Paige Middle School and Monticello Elementary — were put on lockdown and students were not allowed to leave. “Once they determined the students at the high school were boarding buses, the students at the other schools were dismissed. It's a precaution.”.
A billionaire entrepreneur, a former education secretary, and the head of a high-performing charter school network came to Capitol Hill together Wednesday to impress upon Congress the urgency of saving the Dreamers program. “We are eager for a permanent solution, a humane solution to this issue that ...
The Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series continues this semester featuring Rod Paige, the former United States Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush. Paige's speech, titled “The Future of Higher Education in America,” will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 10, in the ...
During his recent editorial board meeting, Rod Paige pretty clearly illustrated the depth of the financial morass in which Jackson State University finds itself. Of course, the fact the 83-year-old former U.S. secretary of education was lured to the position of interim university president was a strong indicator ...
Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige's main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes hiring a chief financial officer. Paige, speaking to The Clarion-Ledger Editorial Board this week, said he is trying get his hands wrapped around issues at his alma mater, but the ...
The state College Board has named Rod Paige interim Jackson State University president. Carolyn Meyers' resignation was effective Tuesday. Paige, a former U.S. secretary of education, graduated from Jackson State University and is also a former JSU football coach. Paige, 83, had been mentioned by ...
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige said Thursday he is interested in serving as interim president at his alma mater, Jackson State University. Paige, 83, has been mentioned by many JSU alums and supporters as a leading choice to replace, at least in the interim, outgoing JSU President ...
In 2001, President George W. Bush tapped Haynes to serve as special assistant to Education Secretary Rod Paige. Bush named him director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in the Education Department's Office of Postsecondary Education. In 2007, Haynes became executive ...
BROOKHAVEN — This fifth-grade science teacher at Rod Paige Middle School will appear on “Jeopardy!” in June. Who is Kelly Griffin? If that's your answer and it's Final Jeopardy, you might walk away a winner. Although she filmed it in California Feb. 21, Griffin's episode won't air until June 25 on WLBT at ...



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