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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.

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.

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