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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.

March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 03, 2015

D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

February 18, 2015

Obama to Challenge Federal Ruling that Blocks New Immigration Protections

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of Obama's staunchest opponents on immigration, said the ruling is a "major turning point in the fight to stop Obama's lawless amnesty."

January 30, 2015

Budget Preview: What Will the President's Spending Request Look Like?

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.

January 29, 2015

Draft of Obama Administration's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

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