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U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige To Present Second Annual Chase School Change Awards

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NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will recognize six changed schools when he presents the second annual Chase School Change Awards on Monday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center. "Given Secretary Paige's leadership in improving Houston's schools and his commitment to enhancing the nation's public schools, it is appropriate that he join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the 2001 award winners," said Dean Regis Bernhardt, Ph.D., of Fordham's Graduate School of Education. Presented by Fordham University's Graduate School of Education and the Chase Manhattan Foundation, the award brings national recognition and a $2,500 grant to six U.S. schools that have exhibited significant school change. This year's winners are: Chase City Elementary, Chase City, Va.; Dale Elementary, LaMesa, Calif.; Government Hill Elementary, Anchorage, Alaska; Gustav Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, Wis.; Hallendale Elementary, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Louis Fox Academic-Technical High School, San Antonio, Texas. Fordham has invited the schools' principals to attend its Fourth Annual Na-tional Principals Leadership Institute, held at the University from July 9-14, where they will share their stories with school leaders from across the country. DATE: MONDAY, JULY 9 TIME: 4 P.M. PLACE: STANLEY H. KAPLAN PENTHOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER 140 WEST 65TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx and Manhattan, a graduate center in Tarrytown and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 6/01

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