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May 11, 2015

Obama Taps Horwich to Head Up Edu-Congressional Affairs

President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Lloyd Horwich, currently the deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs.

May 06, 2015

How Can the Education Department Help Baltimore Heal From Violence?

The U.S. Department of Education is talking to city officials about funds available through a program intended for communities recovering from traumatic events.

April 30, 2015

White House Unveils New ConnectED Effort Focused on Library Access, Content

President Obama announced new ConnectED initiatives to provide $250 million in free e-books to students and meant to give all students in 30 communities a library card.

April 09, 2015

Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows

While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.

April 02, 2015

How Far Has the Debate Over Federal Role in K-12 Evolved? Maybe Not That Far.

Opposition to the federal role in education didn't suddenly spring up when the Obama administration hugged the Common Core State standards a little too tightly

March 11, 2015

Senior ED Adviser King on NCLB, Race to Top, and Coming In As Things Wind Down

What are John King's plans and priorities as the Obama administration draws to a close?

March 10, 2015

Should We Provide Community College for All?

Should we provide free universal access to community college? Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville, discuss.

February 25, 2015

White House Issues Veto Threat Against House GOP NCLB Rewrite

There was never a doubt that the administration was going to threaten to veto this bill. The big question is whether lawmakers in the Senate can produce a bipartisan product that can actually get some support from Obama.

February 24, 2015

The Battle Over Common Core, 140 Characters at a Time

A new report argues that the common core is the first great national education policy debate of the social media age, and Twitter is changing the public discussion of education.

February 18, 2015

Obama Vows to Fight Back After Federal Ruling Stalls Immigration Protections

The White House saw the programs, which could shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, as tools to ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their families.

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