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Mar 10, 2004, 00:00 ET

Study Finds Reforming the Student Loan Consolidation Program Will Make More Financial Aid Available to Future College Students

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal consolidation student loans will cost taxpayers at least $14 billion in interest rate subsidies on...

Mar 09, 2004, 00:00 ET

Study Shows Americans Don't Know the National Anthem As Well as They Think

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two out of three Americans (61 percent) don't know all of the words to our National Anthem, the Star-...

Sep 19, 2003, 01:00 ET

Safety Tips for Using Propane Tanks, Appliances and Products Following Storm Damage or Flooding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Following key safety tips for propane products, appliances and tanks could help alleviate potential risks...

Jun 03, 2003, 01:00 ET

Leading AIDS Organization Applauds New Educational Initiative to Help People with HIV

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of AIDS Education & Training Centers (NAAETC) applauds today's launch of...

May 09, 2003, 01:00 ET

GAO Study Affirms NASBE Estimates On State Testing Costs In No Child Left Behind Act

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a Government Accounting Office (GAO) study affirmed the National Association of State Boards of...

Apr 29, 2003, 01:00 ET

Parents Believe Physical Activity Key to Preventing Childhood Obesity

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing concerns about escalating childhood obesity rates and the rise of Type II diabetes, many...

Mar 13, 2003, 00:00 ET

State Education Officials Tell National Leaders - 'End Special Education's Unfunded Mandate and Adequately Support No Child Left Behind's Reforms'

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of state boards of education met with legislators on Capitol Hill today to express their views on...

Mar 12, 2003, 00:00 ET

Poll Shows Strong Support for More Money for Special Education And No Child Left Behind Reforms Among State Board Members

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- State board of education members are strongly in favor of fully funding special education and more...

Feb 26, 2003, 00:00 ET

McDonald's Honors Brenda Welburn With Black History Maker of Today Award in Education

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenda Welburn, National Association of State Boards of Education Executive Director, is being...

Nov 18, 2002, 00:00 ET

State Boards of Education Rethinking High Schools to Meet Demands of 21st Century

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- State boards of education are issuing a challenge to education policymakers to rethink the traditional...

Oct 30, 2002, 00:00 ET

Are Teacher Financial Incentives Solving The Shortage? Better Targeting, Information Needed Concludes New Report

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- State financial incentives to recruit new teachers -- college scholarships, loan forgiveness, and...

Oct 15, 2002, 01:00 ET

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Honored as 'Friend of Education'

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates are being honored with the "Friend of Education" award by the National Association of...

Oct 15, 2002, 01:00 ET

State Boards of Education Recommend New Thinking, New Strategies for Improving Low-Performing Schools

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After an intensive year-long study, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is making...

Oct 11, 2002, 01:00 ET

Gray Davis Honored as Education Policy Leader of the Year

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Gray Davis has been named Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State...

Oct 11, 2002, 01:00 ET

Carl Hayden, Former New York Chancellor, Receives National Education Award

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Hayden, the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, is being awarded the Distinguished...

Oct 11, 2002, 01:00 ET

Martha Wise, Ohio State Board Member, Receives National Education Award

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Wise, a current member and former president of the Ohio State Board of Education, is being awarded the...

Oct 11, 2002, 01:00 ET

Helen Mountjoy, Kentucky State Board Chairwoman, Receives National Education Award

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Helen W. Mountjoy, chairwoman of the Kentucky Board of Education, is being awarded the Distinguished Service...

Oct 07, 2002, 01:00 ET

State Boards of Education Active in First National Healthy Schools Summit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Confronting the national children's health crisis, representatives of the National Association of State Boards...

Oct 03, 2002, 01:00 ET

New Physical Activity Opinion Survey Demonstrates Perceptions Do Not Meet Reality

RESTON, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- How accurate is self-assessment? That's the question the National Association for Sport and Physical...

Aug 09, 2002, 01:00 ET

State Boards of Education Report On Alternative Certification Reforms for Teachers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released today, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) concludes that...