March 18, 2005 Extra Credit
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Secretary Spellings and VA Governor Warner Visit a Richmond High School

Yesterday, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings joined Virginia Governor Mark Warner in a visit to Huguenot High School in Richmond, VA, to discuss No Child Left Behind and President Bush's High School Initiative plan to strengthen the nation's high schools. The following excerpt is from a WRIC-TV8 (VA) story covering the event:

“U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, along with Governor Warner, recognized Richmond's Huguenot High School Thursday. It's all about accountability and Huguenot High School was rewarded for its successes.

“ ‘You are getting great results here in Richmond, you're on the move and we like to highlight those who have no excuse for not closing the achievement gap,’ Spellings told students.

“Spellings and Governor Mark Warner were on hand to pat the students on the back. It's taking the No Child Left Behind act to the next level with a new move in high school reform.

“Secretary Spellings was appointed to her position by President Bush just six weeks ago and already recognizes Huguenot as a school on the move. She says this school is a model of excellence in urban education. Governor Warner agreed.

“ ‘We feel like we are actually ahead of most of the nation in terms of setting high standards and then not retreating from them.’ ”

The complete text of this article is available online.

More information on the President's High School Initiative is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Web site at:

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