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.
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July 24, 2012
June 18, 2012
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
The White House announced today that the Education Department will work to make it easier for students to repay their loans.
May 23, 2012
Some might say that education is the poster child for the Obama "We Can't Wait" initiative.
May 10, 2012
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 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
StopBullying.gov has more information and can be followed through social media, too.
March 12, 2012
The movie, "Speak Up," is described as capturing the real, everyday stories of kids who were bullied. It premieres Sunday.
February 13, 2012
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.
February 02, 2012
Charter school advocates are worried about a notice of proposed rulemaking that they say could force states to ban charter school teachers from taking part in state retirement plans.