Hager Sharp

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Hager Sharp is a Washington D.C based PR firm.

Department of Education Review of PR Contracts

In the aftermath of the controversy over the U.S. Education Department (ED) hiring Armstrong Williams as a sub-contractor to promote the No Child Left Behind Act, the department's Inspector General reviewed all PR contacts in the 2002-2004 period. The Inspector-General was particularly investigating whether materials produced under the contract disclosed the Department of Education as its sponsor if they were communicated to the public.

The Inspector-General noted that Hager Sharp was awarded a contract worth $1,832,269 covering the 2002-2004 financial years. "Contract called for clips of media coverage about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test, footage of conferences, and a video designed to encourage students to take the test seriously. We reviewed all deliverables associated with the contract. Deliverables were not disseminated to the public," the Inspector General reported. [1]

Contact details

1090 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: kcassida AT hagersharp.com
Web: http://www.hagersharp.com

External links

  • Department of Education Office of Inspector General, "Review of Department Identified Contracts and Grants for Public Relations Services" (ED-OIG / I13F0012), issued September 1, 2005; available in MS Word (432K) and PDF (214K) formats.