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September 27, 2010

President Obama Talks Unions, Race to the Top, and Money

President Barack Obama showcased his education agenda on the "Today Show" this morning, touching on charter schools, union, competitive grants and a new initiative to recruit and prepare new teachers in the STEM fields.

September 22, 2010

Obama to Give Half-Hour Interview on Education

President Barack Obama is going to sit down for a half-an-hour interview Monday, just on education issues, with NBC's Matt Lauer. Although I'd be surprised if he unveils any brand new policies, the interview itself is a big deal. "It's a real opportunity" for the White House to send a message on t...

September 16, 2010

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley Rips Race to the Top

The longtime Democratic mayor of Chicago says the Race to the Top competition should have rewarded Illinois and his city for their work improving schools.

September 14, 2010

UPDATED: Obama's Back-to-School Speech Big on Inspiration, Perspiration

The president's back-to-school speech in Philadelphia makes no mention of the controversy surrounding last year's address to students.

July 29, 2010

Obama Trumpets Value of Race to the Top

The president told members of the National Urban League that his signature education initiative holds particular promise for poor and minority students in low-performing schools.

March 10, 2010

ESEA Renewal: What We Know So Far

It sounds like the Education Department is edging closer and closer to releasing its draft proposal on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And even though we haven't seen a comprehensive draft, a lot of the details have already been made public, either through announcement...

November 03, 2009

Previewing Obama's Speech in Wisconsin

Race to the Top will be a key focus of tomorrow's speech, which will highlight Wisconsin's upcoming legislative vote to remove the "firewall" between student data and teacher evaluations.

September 21, 2009

UPDATED: STEM Guru Steve Robinson Moves to White House

The former high school science teacher will have the same gig, just a different office--in the White House's Domestic Policy Council.

September 08, 2009

Kids Have Choice Words for Obama-Speech Controversy

Wakefield High School students call the speech flap "pointless" and "kind of dumb."

September 08, 2009

Duncan Hangs Tough on Obama's Speech

Ed. Sec. Duncan says that the education debate too often today focuses "on adult issues and adult drama.”

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