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August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

June 12, 2015

Obama Kicks Off National 'Week of Making'

Today, the President announced the beginning of a National Week of Making, part of a larger initiative to get more K-12 and higher education students inventing, tinkering, building, and creating.

May 05, 2015

President Obama Commits to Lifelong Effort to Support Boys of Color

The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.

May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent 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. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.

April 30, 2015

Obama Announces Effort to Bring Free E-Books to Low-Income Children

Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.

March 23, 2015

President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.

March 16, 2015

President Obama to Meet With Big-City School Leaders

Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.

March 02, 2015

President Obama Promises to Veto Newest NCLB Bill

A Republican bill to revamp No Child Left Behind could make its way to the U.S. House of Representatives as early as next week, but President Obama is already vowing to veto it, according to an Associated Press report.

February 20, 2015

Obama to Give All 4th Graders Free Admission to National Parks

The President announced yesterday that, starting in September, all 4th grade students and their families will have free access to national parks and other public lands and waters for a year.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Includes $1 Billion for Native American Education

President Obama's budget request includes $1 billion for American Indian schools next year, with millions of those dollars dedicated to restoring crumbling buildings and connecting classrooms via broadband Internet.

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