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.
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March 21, 2014
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.
January 22, 2014
Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.
August 28, 2013
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
The big news today is President Barack Obama's push to create a new rating system for colleges.
June 06, 2013
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
How specific will the administration's fiscal year 2014 budget be when it comes to new programs on prekindergarten and high school improvement?