The Obama administration wants to expand eligibility for child-care programs and bolster quality.
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January 22, 2015
January 20, 2015
President Barack Obama used his penultimate State of the Union address to call for a dramatic expansion in college access and increased investments in early childhood.
January 19, 2015
President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.
January 13, 2015
The forthcoming budget proposal will include $2.7 billion in increased federal K-12 spending, including $1 billion for Title I grants that fund districts with large numbers of low-income students.
December 03, 2014
A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.
November 19, 2014
In the wake of Congress's inability to update the country's immigration laws, the president plans to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
October 27, 2014
The president's new thinking on tests seems to put his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in a pretty awkward position.
October 01, 2014
Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.
September 30, 2014
About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.
August 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for K-12 addresses the promise and pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act waivers.