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Encyclopedia > Rod Paige
Rod Paige
Rod Paige

In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2005
Preceded by Richard Riley
Succeeded by Margaret Spellings

Born June 17, 1933 (1933-06-17) (age 73)
Monticello, Mississippi
Political party Republican

Roderick Raynor "Rod" Paige (born June 17, 1933), served as the 7th United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005. Paige, who grew up in segregated Mississippi, built a career on a belief that education equalizes opportunity, moving from college dean and school superintendent to be the first African American to serve as the nation's education chief. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1500x2100, 158 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rod Paige Houston Independent School District Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933), American politician, was the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton as well as the Governor of South Carolina, is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Margaret Spellings (born Margaret Dudar on November 30, 1957) is the current Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and was previously Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy to Bush. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Monticello is a town located in Lawrence County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... In education, a superintendent is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Paige was sitting with George W. Bush at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida when Bush received the news that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 attacks. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The huge plume of smoke and fire seen coming from the North Tower. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the former World Trade Center (Twin Towers) in New York City. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


On November 15, 2004, Rod Paige announced his resignation after overseeing the President's education agenda for four years. White House domestic policy adviser Margaret Spellings was nominated as his successor. The U.S. Senate confirmed her on January 20, 2005, following Bush's inauguration for a second term. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Margaret Spellings (born Margaret Dudar on November 30, 1957) is the current Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and was previously Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy to Bush. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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 Bloomington. Monticello is a town located in Lawrence County, Mississippi. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ... “M.S.” redirects here. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ...

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Career

Current

Paige is the Chairman of Chartwell Education Group, a company that supports schools, districts, and education boards.


College level

Paige began his career coaching college-level athletics. He then served for a decade as Dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University. He also established the university's Center for Excellence in Urban Education, a research facility that concentrates on issues related to instruction and management in urban school systems. Texas Southern University is a historically black university in Houston, Texas, USA. The university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. ... Research is a human activity based on intellectual investigation and aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising human knowledge on different aspects of the world. ...


School District

As a trustee and an officer of the Board of Education of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) from 1989 to 1994, Paige coauthored the board's A Declaration of Beliefs and Visions, a statement of purpose and goals for the school district that called for fundamental reform through decentralization, a focus on instruction, accountability at all levels, and development of a core curriculum. A Declaration of Beliefs and Visions was the catalyst that launched the ongoing, comprehensive restructuring of HISD. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... In education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. ...


Reforms

Paige became the superintendent of schools of HISD in 1994. As superintendent, Paige created the Peer Examination, Evaluation, and Redesign (PEER) program, which solicits recommendations from business and community professionals for strengthening school support services and programs. He launched a system of charter schools that have broad authority in decisions regarding staffing, textbooks, and materials. He saw to it that HISD paid teachers salaries competitive with those offered by other large Texas school districts. Superintendent Paige made HISD the first school district in the state to institute performance contracts modeled on those in the private sector, whereby senior staff members' continued employment with HISD is based on their performance. He also introduced teacher incentive pay, which rewards teachers for outstanding performance and creative solutions to educational problems. Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school...


While many touted the "Houston Miracle" accomplished under Paige where student test scores rose under his leadership, much of the results were revealed to be a sham in a report featured in local and national press such as 60 Minutes. Many high-needs students were either squeezed out of schools or held back a grade if they were about to enter a testing year, then graduated over that testing grade so results for that school and district would not be lowered by an anticipated low performance. 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ...


Other activities

Paige has served on review committees of the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education's Task Force on High School Education, and he has chaired the Youth Employment Issues Subcommittee of the National Commission for Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor. Paige is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He is a former member of the Houston Job Training Partnership Council, the Community Advisory Board of Texas Commerce Bank, the American Leadership Forum, and the board of directors of the Texas Business and Education Coalition. He is a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas and oversees public primary and secondary education in the state. ... The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, generally pronounced as EN Double AY SEE PEE) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ... Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. ...


In June 2006, Paige was appointed to News Corporation's board of directors. News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ...


Praise and Criticism

Awards

Paige has been active on the Education Commission of the States, as well as the Council of the Great City Schools, which bestowed on him its Richard R. Green Award as the outstanding urban educator of 1999. In 2000 Paige received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education for his commitment to the improvement of education and the National Alliance of Black School Educators' Superintendent of the Year award. In 2001, he was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NEA

On February 23, 2004, at a White House meeting with the nation's governors, Paige criticized the National Education Association (NEA) for obstructing "No Child Left Behind's historic education reforms," calling the NEA a "terrorist organization." He later said it "was an inappropriate choice of words" and apologized later the same day, but maintained that the NEA uses "obstructionist scare tactics" in opposing the law. The union called for his resignation. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... This is a table of the current Governors of the 50 States. ... The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing many of the countrys teachers along with other school personnel. ... Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...


References

  • PAIGE, Roderick (Rod) International Who's Who. accessed September 1, 2006.
Preceded by
Richard Riley
United States Secretary of Education
2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Margaret Spellings

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Rod Paige - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (645 words)
Paige, who grew up in segregated Mississippi, built a career on a belief that education equalizes opportunity, moving from college dean and school superintendent to be the first African American to serve as the nation's education chief.
Paige became the superintendent of schools of HISD in 1994.
Paige has been active on the Education Commission of the States, as well as the Council of the Great City Schools, which bestowed on him its Richard R. Green Award as the outstanding urban educator of 1999.
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