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February 02, 2012

Charter Advocates Claim Rules in Works Would Affect Pensions

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.

January 25, 2012

New USDA School Meal Rules Cut Calories, Salt; Not Potatoes

The USDA has unveiled the final rules about what school lunches and breakfasts should look like.

January 24, 2012

Obama Wants Lower College Costs, Higher Dropout Age

President Barack Obama called directly on universities to hold down costs and urged states to raise the dropout age to 18, according his State of the Union speech.

January 24, 2012

Educators to Sit in First Lady's Box During Speech

Education issues are supposed to be one of four main themes in President Barack Obama's state of the union speech tonight. And so a handful of educators, students, and advocates will be guests of First Lady Michelle Obama.

January 24, 2012

Education Expected to Take Turn in State of the Union Spotlight

Look for education to be one of the policy areas highlighted by President Barack Obama as he delivers his annual, nationally televised address.

January 23, 2012

Ex-Ohio Schools' Chief Nominated to Key Federal K-12 Post

Deborah Delisle, who served as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction when the state won a Race to the Top grant, is being nominated by President Obama to serve as the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education.

January 05, 2012

Feds Plan to Help Teens, Young Adults Find Summer Jobs

A new federal initiative pledges to put tens of thousands of teenagers and young adults to work this summer.

December 08, 2011

Health Care Law Yields More Grants for School-Based Health Centers

More school-based health clinics will be upgraded, expanded, or built from scratch, and they will eventually add enough capacity to serve about 53,000 students across the country, thanks to a fresh infusion of federal cash.

November 18, 2011

Pizza Emerges as New Political Hot Potato

Democrats are pushing to make pizza a political issue, lobbing criticism at Republicans for allowing a slice of cheese pizza to continue to count as a vegetable on school lunch trays.

November 08, 2011

Lagging Head Start Centers Must Compete for Federal Funding

President Obama has finalized plans to make low-performing Head Start providers compete for future federal funding.

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