A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.
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May 15, 2014
May 06, 2014
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
The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.
April 24, 2014
The first lady will instead speak at a "Senior Recognition Day."
April 07, 2014
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
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
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.
February 04, 2014
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
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
President Barack Obama is expected to talk about income inequality and poverty in his state-of-the-union address on Tuesday.