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September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

August 13, 2014

Tackling Bullying: Educators, Officials Gather in Washington to Strategize

The fourth annual anti-bullying summit, called "Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention," is taking place today at the U.S. Department of Education.

July 28, 2014

Education Researchers to Advise White House Officials on Better, Cheaper Studies

Researchers meet with White House officials this morning to discuss ways to make high-quality, experimental research less expensive and quicker to turn around to educators in the field.

June 18, 2014

White House Hosts Its First Maker Faire

Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.

May 30, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Features Focus on 3rd Grade Reading

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

May 27, 2014

At Fourth White House Science Fair, Obama Unveils STEM Plans

More than 100 students came to Washington to present their award-winning science projects at the fourth White House Science Fair. During the event, President Obama announced some new STEM education initiatives.

May 27, 2014

Ed-Tech Company's Bankruptcy Leads FTC to Step In on Data Privacy

The potential sale of 20 million student records by ConnectEDU, an ed-tech company that filed for bankruptcy in April, draws action from the Federal Trade Commission.

May 01, 2014

Student Privacy Laws Need Updating, White House Report Says

A White House report released today recommends modernizing the privacy regulatory framework that governs how student data is handled.

February 28, 2014

Adobe, Prezi Agree to Help With Obama School Technology Effort

Two more new technology companies say they've agreed to provide $400 million worth of goods and services for schools' digital efforts, as part of the White House's "ConnectED" program.

August 06, 2013

STEM Learning, Inspiration Sparked as Teachers Take to the Sea

This year, 25 teachers are getting a chance to hit the high seas and help scientists conduct research. Along the way, they're bringing lessons back to the classroom.

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