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February 04, 2014

Apple, Microsoft Among Tech Companies Pledging to Improve Technology in Schools

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

January 28, 2014

Obama Sells Race to Top, Early-Childhood Education in State of the Union

The president also mounted an indirect defense of the common-core standards and a more spirited, direct defense of his signature Race to the Top program.

January 27, 2014

Will Educational Equity Be a State of the Union Theme?

President Barack Obama is expected to talk about income inequality and poverty in his state-of-the-union address on Tuesday.

January 22, 2014

Obama's State of the Union Speeches and Education: A Scorecard

Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.

August 28, 2013

March on Washington Inspires Educators, 50 Years Later

Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.

August 22, 2013

Obama's Big Higher Education Push: Does it Have a Shot?

The big news today is President Barack Obama's push to create a new rating system for colleges.

June 06, 2013

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.

April 09, 2013

Things to Watch for in Obama's Education Budget

How specific will the administration's fiscal year 2014 budget be when it comes to new programs on prekindergarten and high school improvement?

February 12, 2013

Obama Urges Big Preschool Expansion in State of the Union Speech

President Barack Obama seeks to expand preschool to all 4-year-olds from moderate- and low-income families, and launch a Race to the Top-style contest for high schools.

February 12, 2013

Watching for Education Themes in the State of the Union Speech

Early-childhood education and college access may be among the themes to come up in tonight's State of the Union Address, along with immigration and gun control.

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