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August 08, 2012

Alexa Posny Exits Education Department

Who else will be putting in their resignation this fall?

July 24, 2012

Scrapping Medicaid Expansion Could Affect Poor School Children

Children's health advocates warn that preventing an expansion of health insurance coverage for low-income parents not covered by Medicaid could keep some of their children from getting insurance, too, even if those kids are eligible for other coverage.

June 18, 2012

Deal Discussed on D.C. Voucher Program

The Obama administration had proposed cutting off funding for a District of Columbia voucher program in fiscal 2013, a move that angered conservatives.

June 06, 2012

Obama Administration Touts Student-Borrower Plan

The White House announced today that the Education Department will work to make it easier for students to repay their loans.

May 23, 2012

Fact Check: Romney Says Obama Stalled on Ed Reform

Some might say that education is the poster child for the Obama "We Can't Wait" initiative.

May 10, 2012

Fruit, Fiber, and Recommendations for Healthier Schoolkids

The Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America's Health are pushing for changes from the federal Education and Health and Human Services departments to improve kids' health, noting the connection between student achievement and students who are healthy, well-fed, well-rested, and attend schools without fear of being bullied or injured.

April 20, 2012

President Endorses Anti-Bullying Legislation

President Barack Obama today endorsed a pair of bills that would protect students who are bullied at school and in some cases, provide for students or their families to collect damages from school districts that don't act swiftly or strongly enough in students' defense.

April 02, 2012

Federal Anti-Bullying Website Is Expanded, Updated

StopBullying.gov has more information and can be followed through social media, too.

March 12, 2012

Cartoon Network Bullying Movie To Feature Obama Message

The movie, "Speak Up," is described as capturing the real, everyday stories of kids who were bullied. It premieres Sunday.

February 13, 2012

Obama to Highlight Education in Budget Rollout

Obama is asking for $5 billion for a new competitive grant fund aimed at teacher quality, and an $850 million extension of his Race to the Top franchise. But major formula programs, such as Title I, would see flat funding, advocates say.

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