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.
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March 31, 2016
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February 19, 2016
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February 18, 2016
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
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
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January 12, 2016
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.
January 12, 2016
In past addresses, President Barack Obama has asked for more money for early-childhood education, ESEA reauthorization, and new provisions on college access.
December 28, 2015
We've been pretty occupied with news and analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of this year—and our readers have been pretty busy reading about it.