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June 09, 2014

Alexander Slams Student Loan Proposals, Urges ESEA Fix Instead

Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.

June 04, 2014

Ed. Dept. May Lack Tools to Evaluate Promise Neighborhoods, GAO Says

The U.S. Department of Education may lack tools to evaluate an Obama administration competitive-grant program aimed at distressed communities, the investigative arm of Congress finds.

May 19, 2014

Julian Castro, Noted for Early Ed. Push, Reportedly Picked for Obama Cabinet Post

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.

May 15, 2014

College Attainment and Affordability Targeted by New Federal Grant Program

A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

April 25, 2014

Obama Revives Long-Delayed Teacher-Prep Rules

The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.

April 24, 2014

Michelle Obama Speech Plans Changed to Address Topeka Graduation Concerns

The first lady will instead speak at a "Senior Recognition Day."

April 07, 2014

Obama to Announce 24 Winners in $107M High School Redesign Contest

Winners of the largest $7 million grants include New York City, Denver, Los Angeles, Pike Township in Indianapolis, and Prince George's County in Maryland.

March 21, 2014

Would a New Race to the Top for Equity Fix Big Opportunity Gaps?

The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.

February 27, 2014

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative to Help Boys of Color

President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.

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