Profile in Courage Award
The Speaker of the House said she accepted the honor with "a full and humble heart."
The award, which is usually reserved for public officials and politicians, celebrates "political courage."
"It takes great courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm."
"He represented all Americans with decency, integrity, and an unshakeable commitment to the greater good.”
The award celebrates officials who choose the public interest over partisanship, "who do what is right, rather than what is expedient."
BOSTON, May 5 (Reuters) - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage
"Neighborhood school" proponents have begun to dominate school board agendas across the state, and the state is now poised to create high poverty schools in high poverty areas.