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November 18, 2016

The Education of Barron Trump and Other 'First Kids'

The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?

November 09, 2016

Last Obama Administration i3 Grants Announced

In the last round of federal Investing in Innovation grants under President Obama, the competition intended to find and build up research-based educational interventions has borne its first full fruit.

October 17, 2016

Graduation Rate Hits Record High of 83.2 Percent: Should Obama Take Credit?

High school graduation rates inched up for the fourth year in a row, by nearly one percentage point in the 2014-15 school year, the Obama administration announced Monday.

May 03, 2016

Obama White House Reflects on K-12 Legacy

The White House has issued a report that outlines what it sees as its greatest hits in K-12, including new energy around early childhood education and STEM teachers.

March 31, 2016

New Federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Approved by Obama

The commission could help to give broader and more permanent approval to the White House's push to use more tiered-evidence systems—like those used in the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Investing in Innovation program—to evaluate federal programs.

February 19, 2016

Obama Administration Launches Two Initiatives Targeting Absenteeism

The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.

February 18, 2016

Education Department to Congress: We Need More Staff in Fiscal 2017

The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.

February 04, 2016

White House to Seek Nearly $6 Billion for Youth Employment, Job Training

In its budget request coming out next week, the Obama administration wants new money to bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students.

January 31, 2016

White House Announces 'Computer Science for All' Initiative

Today, the White House announced what it's calling an "ambitious, all-hands-on deck" initiative to get every student in the United States coding.

January 12, 2016

Obama: I Will Keep Fighting for Preschool and College Access

President Barack Obama also made clear in his State of the Union address that he will fight to expand access to STEM courses, and the training and recruiting of good teachers.

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