First Lady: High School Diploma Not Enough

Reprinted from the Washington Examiner WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about …

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Feds Award $33M for Phys Ed Programs

Reprinted from ED.gov The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations that plan to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students through …

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School Choice Caucus Enters Congress

Reprinted from the Heartlander The Congressional School Choice Caucus is the first group of its kind on Capitol Hill. Parents and lawmakers joined forces March 25 for the inaugural meeting, broadly discussing ways to continue expanding educational freedom so every …

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Is Duncan Backing Away from Common Core?

Reprinted from The Daily Caller Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has always been a strong supporter of the Common Core Standards — like his boss, President Barack Obama — but he is now beginning to distance himself from a reform …

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Obama Wants Kids Trained for ‘In-Demand’ Jobs

Reprinted from U.S. News The Obama administration on Monday announced two new initiatives aimed at better training students for "in-demand jobs of the future" at both the high school and college levels.  President Barack Obama announced 24 awards totaling more than …

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Obama to Announce CareerConnect Grants

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Bipartisan Charter Legislation Announced

Reprinted from Education Week It's official: Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, the top Democrat on the panel, are planning to introduce a bipartisan charter school bill. (We previewed this announcement …

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Race to the Top Progress Cheat Sheet

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Feds Claim Race to the Top Is a Success

Reprinted from USA Today Nearly four years after launching the "Race to the Top" education grant program, the Obama administration says the money benefits 22 million students and 1.5 million teachers in more than 40,000 schools. Eighteen states and Washington, …

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Common Core Morphs into a Political Fight

Reprinted from Yahoo! News NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. …

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