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Colorado Senator To Obama: We Need Mobile Army Of 100,000 New Teachers

Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Michael Bennet wrote in a letter to President Obama today that he will propose the "Presidential Teachers Corps" to craft an army o...

Obama Calls For Education "Wake-Up Call"

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Hours before he announced a compromise with GOP lawmakers on a package deal aimed at bolstering the economy, President Barack Obama emphasized America...

Public High Schools Compete For President To Deliver Commencement Address

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — The White House is offering public high schools across the country a chance to win a commencement address by President Barack Obama...

Arne Duncan, Spike Lee Urge More Black Men To Become Teachers

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — Filmmaker Spike Lee joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan in issuing a call Monday for more black men to become teachers, making thei...

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Pledges To Work On Revamping 'No Child Left Behind'

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators pledged Wednesday to work together to revamp the federal No Child Left Behind education law, a day after President...

Teacher Reflects On The State Of The Union Address

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

After President Obama signaled his support for education in his State of the Union address, a classroom teaching fellow for the Department of Education explained what the President's message means to him.

The State Of The Union: No Time To Slow Down On Education Reform

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

We need the president to ask more -- not less -- of our students and our schools because, given the state of the union, we have neither a moment nor a child to waste.

The Battle Over Education Spending: Obama Preparing For Congressional Bid

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama, who has adopted such traditionally Republican principles as charter schools and teacher merit pay, will meet resistance in a d...

While Budget Cuts Slam Public Schools, Charters Expand Rapidly

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and alt...

Obama Putting Education At Front Of His Agenda, But Trouble Lurks

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Signs of trouble are arising for President Barack Obama's plan to put education overhaul at the forefront of his agenda as he adjus...

Obama's College Conference Call: President Stresses Importance Of Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

On Monday, Sept. 27, President Barack Obama led a press conference call with university journalists about the future of young Americans in relation to...

With Divided Congress, Tough Road For Obama's Education Reform

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Obama administration has pushed an ambitious education agenda in the last two years, sending $100 billion to states thorough the stimulus package ...

Obama's New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App

Fred Belmont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Fred Belmont

As a middle school math teacher and a long-time union member, I had heard it all before. As I read Duncan's speech about the National Education Technology Plan, my skepticism evaporated.

Education Nation & Ideological Blindness

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

My greatest concern about Education Nation is the one-sided depiction of both the "crisis" in public education and the "solution" to said crisis.

Obamas Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences For Malia, Sasha

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are attending parent-teacher conferences for both of their daughters. The Obamas le...

President Obama Hosts 'Waiting For Superman' Children At The White House (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On Monday, President Obama hosted the five children featured in the documentary "Waiting For 'Superman' " for a visit to the White House, USA Today re...

Seizing an Opportunity in Education Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

While the administration has pledged to level the playing field for all children, crucial components of reform are in danger. We must urge the following changes as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is reauthorized.

Obama Hits GOP Proposal to Cut Education Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Offering voters a reason to keep Democrats in power on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama says R...

Education, What are we Talking About?

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

If the United States is to improve education, then people will have to simply know more about it.

Summer Learning Essential to Education Reform

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

Quality summer learning programs can help improve outcomes on student attendance, behavior, and course completion -- the so-called ABCs that are critical for high school graduation.

Obama Calls For Longer School Year

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barely into the new school year, President Barack Obama issued a tough-love message to students and teachers on Monday: Their year ...

Reimagining Education and Learning in America

Connie Yowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Connie Yowell

The information age is dramatically changing how youth learn, communicate, problem-solve, and participate in society. We need to understand and take advantage of these digital-age possibilities.

Education A Top Concern As Obama Makes Achievement Tour | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact

President Obama on Monday will highlight his goal of dramatically boosting U.S. college graduation rates and will make the case that his administratio...

Obama Takes On Teachers Unions, Insists On Performance Standards

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, President Obama wades in to a controversy that threatens to split one of the Democratic Party's most generous source of donations and activists...

Mr. Holland Won't Get His Final Opus - Where Obama's Education Agenda & Reality Collide

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Wayne A. Miller, Band Director of the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FLA., is a real-life Mr. Holland, a music educator whose de...