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April 07, 2014

Obama to Announce 24 Winners in $107M High School Redesign Contest

Winners of the largest $7 million grants include New York City, Denver, Los Angeles, Pike Township in Indianapolis, and Prince George's County in Maryland.

March 21, 2014

Would a New Race to the Top for Equity Fix Big Opportunity Gaps?

The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.

February 27, 2014

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative to Help Boys of Color

President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.

February 04, 2014

Apple, Microsoft Among Tech Companies Pledging to Improve Technology in Schools

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

January 28, 2014

Obama Sells Race to Top, Early-Childhood Education in State of the Union

The president also mounted an indirect defense of the common-core standards and a more spirited, direct defense of his signature Race to the Top program.

January 27, 2014

Will Educational Equity Be a State of the Union Theme?

President Barack Obama is expected to talk about income inequality and poverty in his state-of-the-union address on Tuesday.

January 22, 2014

Obama's State of the Union Speeches and Education: A Scorecard

Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.

August 28, 2013

March on Washington Inspires Educators, 50 Years Later

Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.

August 22, 2013

Obama's Big Higher Education Push: Does it Have a Shot?

The big news today is President Barack Obama's push to create a new rating system for colleges.

June 06, 2013

Get to Know a C.E.O., with Ilan Zechory

In this addition of Get to Know a CEO, we talk to Ilan Zechory, cofounder of the site rapgenius.com. While originally constructed as a place for annotating rap lyrics, the site has gained incredible traction, even penetrating the education community, and has transformed into a hub for inspiration and passionate debate over texts of all kinds.

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