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October 29, 2015

CAP Report: Congress Shouldn't Forget 'Subgroup' Students in ESEA Renewal

Some of the biggest achievement gaps are found in schools that are performing well otherwise, a CAP analysis finds.

October 27, 2015

Fact-Checking Arne Duncan: Do Higher Grad Rates Mean His Policies Helped?

Do higher graduation rates mean that the Obama administration's K-12 policies when it comes to school turnarounds and accountability are on the right track, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has claimed?

October 22, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Approves More State Teacher-Distribution Plans

The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

September 17, 2015

Common Core, Choice, and a Teenage Clockmaker Highlight Ed. in GOP Debates

Fans of discussions about K-12 policy had little to cheer about Wednesday, but education did get occasional mentions from some of the GOP candidates.

September 03, 2015

Obama Touts ConnectEd Program In Remote Alaska

The White House launched the program in 2013, and has drawn financial support from ed-tech providers and private organizations with the goal of improving digital education and Web connectivity.

July 22, 2015

White House Hosts School Discipline Summit

The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

May 01, 2015

Obama Plans to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as New, Nonprofit Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 28, 2015

After Baltimore Rioting, Obama Urges Focus on Education Programs

The president underscored that his administration has put a priority on programs aimed at helping communities plagued by chronic poverty, high crime, and low graduation rates.

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