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Former Governor Honored

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton is this year's recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States.

The national award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to education.

Caperton is scheduled to receive the award Wednesday during the
group's national forum in Philadelphia.

Caperton has served president of the College Board since 1999.

The College Board says Caperton is being honored for his efforts
to raise educational standards and connect low-income and
underrepresented students to college opportunities.

Caperton is credited with revolutionizing West Virginia's education system during his two terms as governor by installing computers in the classroom and spending more than $800-million to improve and modernize classrooms.

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