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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.

February 12, 2015

Obama Administration's Native Youth Listening Tour Launches in Ariz.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell acknowledges that "we're at a time in our nation's history where we have awakened to the fact that we are not doing an effective job serving Native youth."

February 03, 2015

How Assessment, STEM, Reading Fare in Obama's Proposed Budget

President Obama's proposed fiscal 2016 budget seeks big increases to support career and technical education, and to help states implement--and reduce--assessments.

February 02, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks More Funding for English-Learner Programs

The president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget would raise spending levels for those programs to $773 million, an increase of nearly 5 percent.

February 02, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks Boosts for Early Ed., High Schools, Technology

The fiscal year 2016 budget request of $70.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Education also would include increases for teacher-quality programs and civil rights enforcement.

January 30, 2015

Oakland, Calif., Effort for Black Males Should Be a National Model, Study Says

The first independent analysis of Oakland, Calif., school district's initiative to support boys of color found that students enrolled in the program had better grades and school attendance rates and fewer suspensions than their peers.

January 29, 2015

Draft of Obama Administration's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 27, 2015

Using Diverse Voices to Transform Our Classrooms and Communities

Understanding the differences and similarities among people from diverse cultures makes you empathetic to their experience.

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