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Encyclopedia > Raymond Simon

Raymond Simon is an American educator and politician. Today, he serves as the Deputy Secretary of Education at the United States Department of Education. A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ...

President George W. Bush nominated Raymond Simon to the position of United States Deputy Secretary of Education and the Senate confirmed him on May 26, 2005. As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Simon plays a pivotal role overseeing and managing the development of policies, recommendations and initiatives that help define a broad, coherent vision for achieving the President's education priorities, especially the No Child Left Behind Act. He also provides overall supervision and direction of program organizations of the Department. He had previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...

Simon was the Chief State School Officer for Arkansas for six years—a position he held until his initial appointment by President George W. Bush. He also served as superintendent of the Conway (Arkansas) Public Schools from 1991 to 1997. Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Little Rock Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi  (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ...

A native of Conway, Arkansas, Simon has been involved in Arkansas education since 1966, when he began his career as a mathematics teacher at North Little Rock High School. While at North Little Rock, he was also Director of School Food Services and Director of Computer Services until moving back to Conway to serve as Assistant Superintendent for Finance. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor for both educational technology and school finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Conway is a city located in Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city was the eighth most populous in Arkansas, with a total population of 43,167. ...

He received a bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas, and holds an educational specialist degree in school administration from the University of Arkansas. The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, Arkansas. ... The University of Arkansas is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ...

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