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Obama Makes Major Push For Preschool, School Connectivity ... Again | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address ran short on fresh education policy ideas, unlike in previous years, according to the text of...

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Obama's Big Push For Kids | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is traveling to Georgia today to press a plan he announced in his State of the Union address to dramatically expand preschool. ...

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Obama Signals Shift By Zeroing In On Educational Margins | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand...

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Obama Offers Aid To The Littlest Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama proposes a major initiative to expand preschool opportunities for 4-year-olds in Tuesday's State of the Union address. The H...

Ed Today: 'House Of Cards' Goes Where No Congress Has Gone In Recent Years; SOTU And Early Education

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
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Netflix Reauthorizes No Child Left Behind? Or so quips this EdWeek headline. Real-life Congress hasn't yet reauthorized NCLB (since 2007!), but characters on the Netflix series "House of Cards" do. "[Writer Beau] Willimon noted on Twitter that he hinged the plot on education because it affects us all directly and indirectly, and because of the contention that often revolves around education reform," EdWeek writes. Read the full story for a taste of which education fights the show covers. My take: Obviously TV isn't reality, but there are a few major inaccuracies. The most glaring one in my eyes is that teachers unions can't legally hold a national strike over some federal legislation they dislike!

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State Of The Union Likely To Focus On Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama made K-12 education a major component of his 2012 State of the Union Address -- so much so that the topic garnered the most tra...

WATCH: Student Journalist Investigates High School Dropout Crisis

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

"I'm dropping out" are words spoken by roughly a quarter of American high school students. Every nine seconds, an American high school student beco...

QUICK POLL: Should You Have To Stay In School Until You Turn 18?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Who watched the State of the Union yesterday? Check out the recap of everything Obama talked about here (and our blogger's predictions for the evening...

'Our Sputnik Moment': Obama Sells Education Reform As A No-Brainer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In his State of the Union address, President Obama padded his call for education reform at this critical juncture by imploring Americans to think back...