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Brown v. Board of Education Miller Center

Details: In-Depth Exhibits. Brown v. Board of Education. May 17, 1954: The "separate is inherently unequal" ruling forces President Eisenhower to address civil rights. Segregation of white and colored children in public schools has a detrimental effect upon the colored children. . . . We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of

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Is public education doomed

Details: Especially for kids from poor and minority families. Yet at the same time, the average high school graduation rate in the U.S. hit 81 percent in 2015—the highest it’s ever been. Ten percent higher than a decade earlier. African-American graduation has skyrocketed over the past generation. More than doubled.

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The pandemic's lasting effect on education Miller Center

Details: Dr. Pianta received a BS and an MA in Special Education from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He began his career as a special education teacher and joined the University of Virginia faculty in 1986. He is past Editor of the Journal of School Psychology and associate editor for AERA Open

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Education Miller Center

Details: Education. Meetings: Tape 104/A40. Lodge - President Kennedy Meeting on Vietnam, 15 August 1963. Meetings: Tape 101/A37. Ethiopian Parliamentary Delegation, 25 …

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James Garfield: “The Education President”

Details: Born in poverty himself, he got a college education from Williams College, graduating in 1856. He taught a wide-range of topics at the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College). In 1857, he became the institute’s president. As president of the United States, Garfield was a strong supporter of education for the former slaves.

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The 1989 Education Summit Miller Center

Details: In 1989 President George H. W. Bush assembled the nation?s governors in Charlottesville for a domestic summit on education. Policies growing out of that summit caused a massive shift in power over education from local to the federal government. The Miller Center and the Curry School of Education will host a re-evaluation of those changes.

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National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher …

Details: December 14, 2016. The Miller Center created the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education to recommend policy and funding changes to help the nation attain the goal of 60 percent of the labor force with a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025. With support from Lumina Foundation, the commission was

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In-Depth Exhibits Miller Center

Details: The story of our most infamous presidential scandal. McCarthyism and the Red Scare. The Red Scare reached a fever pitch between 1950 and 1954, when Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin launched a series of highly publicized probes. The sounds of D-Day. Listen to the first reports of the Allied landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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The Space Race Miller Center

Details: Opening of NASA: July 29, 1958 — Concerned with the speed and success of the Soviet space program, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating both a committee and agency that were focused on American space exploration and dominance. The formation of NASA was the first concrete step of a national commitment to winning the …

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John W. Gardner (1965–1968) Miller Center

Details: John W. Gardner (1965–1968) John William Gardner was born on October 8, 1912 in Los Angeles, California. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of California. He also taught psychology at Connecticut College for Women (currently Connecticut College) and Mt. Holyoke College. During World War II, Gardner served in the

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Martin Van Buren: Life Before the Presidency Miller Center

Details: Martin Van Buren, born on December 5, 1782, was the first American President not born a British subject. Van Buren's non-British ancestry (his parents were Dutch) would break one presidential mold, and his modest upbringing was preceded only by that of Andrew Jackson. Both of Van Buren's parents, Abraham and Maria, were of pure Dutch extraction.

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William J. Bennett (1985–1988) Miller Center

Details: In 1979, Bennett became the president and director of the National Humanities Center and two years later, joined the Reagan Administration—first as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981-1985) and then as secretary of education (1985-1988).

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Education and the Economy: National Discussion and Debate Series

Details: The rapid growth of China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers has dramatically altered the complexion of the global economy in recent years. At the same time, rising deficits, high trade imbalances, a declining dollar, and a lingering economic downturn have placed America's position within the global economy in peril. One area often cited as critical to …

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James Monroe: Family Life Miller Center

Details: James believed education was important for girls as well as boys, and his daughters were well-educated for the era. Even after the marriages of their daughters, James and Elizabeth remained in close contact with them and were fond of both their sons-in-law. Indeed, for a time, Eliza and her husband lived in the White House with her parents, and

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December 7, 1875: Seventh Annual Message Miller Center

Details: Make education compulsory so far as to deprive all persons who can not read and write from becoming voters after the year 1890, disfranchising none, however, on grounds of illiteracy who may be voters at the time this amendment takes effect. Third. Declare church and state forever separate and distinct, but each free within their proper spheres

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William McKinley: Life Before the Presidency Miller Center

Details: Education and Military Service. Education was important to William, and he studied hard at a school run by the Methodist seminary in his hometown of Poland, Ohio. Upon graduation, he entered Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1860. He attended Allegheny for only one term, however, because of illness and financial difficulties.

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Millard Fillmore: Life Before the Presidency Miller Center

Details: Back home, Millard resolved to somehow gain an education. He pored over any book he could get his hands on and attended school in a nearby town. The teacher there, a highly intelligent, well-read young woman named Abigail Powers, would be the greatest influence on his life. Just nineteen, not even two years older than Millard, Abigail was

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July 24, 2013: Remarks on Education and the Economy

Details: Barack Obama. July 24, 2013. Source The White House. President Obama delivers a speech on education, the economy, and the job market for young people on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg, Missouri. Presidential Speeches | …

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