BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush tabs progenitor of No Child Left Behind for Education portfolio Russell Adkins at 7:46 PM ET
[JURIST] Filling the vacancy left when Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced his resignation on Monday, President Bush will nominate domestic policy advisor and longtime confidante Margaret Spellings to fill the top post in the Department of Education, according to White House sources. Spellings was Bush's education advisor for six years in Texas, putting together programs focusing on student accountability and early reading initiatives which became the foundation for the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which Spellings also helped construct. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. AP has more. See Spellings' White House bio. A recent online White House Q&A hosted by Spellings on education policy, No Child Left Behind, and her White House service is available here.
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