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Tuesday, May 06, 2003

"Heroic teachers" - Ed Sect'y non-commital after village visits

U.S. Secretary of Education Rodney Paige took a helicopter ride to Tuntutuliak yesterday, where he spent two hours fact finding and mucking through the mud. Paige later journeyed to Nome and today heads to Savoonga, Galena and Fairbanks.

Education secretary gets eyeful
TOUR: Rod Paige sees firsthand the various challenges facing the Bush.

The Associated Press

(Published: May 6, 2003)

TUNTUTULIAK -- U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige was not ready to grant Alaska exceptions to sweeping federal education reforms after visiting a rural village Monday, but he did have an assessment of its educators.
"Heroic teachers," Paige said after a little more than two hours at Lewis Angapak Memorial School in Tuntutuliak. "What it does is move you to do all you can to be helpful."(more)

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