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October 22, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Approves More State Teacher-Distribution Plans

The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

September 17, 2015

Common Core, Choice, and a Teenage Clockmaker Highlight Ed. in GOP Debates

Fans of discussions about K-12 policy had little to cheer about Wednesday, but education did get occasional mentions from some of the GOP candidates.

September 03, 2015

Obama Touts ConnectEd Program In Remote Alaska

The White House launched the program in 2013, and has drawn financial support from ed-tech providers and private organizations with the goal of improving digital education and Web connectivity.

July 22, 2015

White House Hosts School Discipline Summit

The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

May 01, 2015

Obama Plans to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as New, Nonprofit Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 28, 2015

After Baltimore Rioting, Obama Urges Focus on Education Programs

The president underscored that his administration has put a priority on programs aimed at helping communities plagued by chronic poverty, high crime, and low graduation rates.

March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 03, 2015

D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

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