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Schools and community organizations that want to use K-12 facilities for mentoring, academic enrichment, and health services could get an assist from the federal government under a bill introduced yesterday by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the House Majority Leader, and Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a moderate Democrat who is often a key swing vote. The bill would be aimed at expanding the reach of "full-service community schools." It would help schools, community organizations, and private-public partnerships offer a whole range of programs, including remedial education and academic enrichment, family literacy, mental health, adult education, nutrition services, and early childhood ...
Observers say he may push back on some of the Obama administration's K-12 priorities.
This means that the Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, the second ranking Democrat on the committee, has a chance to step in.
Wakefield High School students call the speech flap "pointless" and "kind of dumb."
Ed. Sec. Duncan says that the education debate too often today focuses "on adult issues and adult drama.”
The president's noon speech is unquestionably a feel-good pep talk about personal responsibility.
The stimulus slowpokes are Alaska, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.
Rep. John Kline, the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, sent a letter to the White House asking President Barack Obama to publicly release the text of his back-to-school address to kids, to be delivered next week. (According to this Washington Post story, Obama already had planned to do just that). UPDATE: And indeed, the White House said today that the text of the speech will be available on Monday at whitehouse.gov. As you may know, some Texas districts have expressed qualms about letting kids listen, because of language in one of the lesson plans accompanying ...
Obama's Sept. 8 speech will echo many themes from his campaign, and kick off a $1,000 contest for students.