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January 22, 2015

White House Pitches Competitive Grant Program Aimed at Improving Child Care

The Obama administration wants to expand eligibility for child-care programs and bolster quality.

January 21, 2015

2015 State of the Union: A Quick Recap for Teachers

What did President Obama discuss in his annual speech to the country? Here's a guide to what teachers should know.

January 20, 2015

In State of the Union, Obama Pitches College Access, Child-Care Aid

President Barack Obama used his penultimate State of the Union address to call for a dramatic expansion in college access and increased investments in early childhood.

January 19, 2015

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union Address?

President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.

January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Champion Annual Testing—With a Caveat

The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.

December 10, 2014

Los Angeles District a 'Safe Haven' for Immigrant Families

The nation's second largest district said it will assist students and families in accessing school records they will need to apply for deportation relief promised by President Obama's executive action on immigration.

December 08, 2014

Code.org Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week at White House

Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.

December 03, 2014

Obama Pledges More Schooling Support for Native American Students

A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.

December 03, 2014

White House Rolls Out Plans to Bolster Education for Native Americans

A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies that have a "devastating and continuing effect on Native peoples."

November 26, 2014

Reading List: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Enjoy these goodreads on teachers, staff changes at the Education Department, and old school computer games.

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